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This is a discussion on Vandas for a Tropical Christmas greeting within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; That's an awesome display Yew Sung, and all the best for you in the coming ...
That's an awesome display Yew Sung, and all the best for you in the coming new year too!.......more awesome orchids displays!!!
Hi Yew Sung, and thank you for the pics.
Is Josephine van Brero a quarter terete ? ( a wild guess from the bit of one leaf I can see , and the rather unusual colour for a cross with no Asctm in it) .
A holiday with lots of flowers are all nice ^ ^
Common belief in UK is that we can't grow the semi-terete vandas hgere in UK - but then common belief was that we couldn't grow any vandas...a matter of light, its said.
Do you grow this plant any brighter ?
Any other ideas on this subject would be fascinating - my wife has just suggested that I might like to celebrate my next birthday ( approx 12 months time, when I will be 80) by a visit to the WOC at Singapore and do a side trip through Vietnam - which she is rather keen on and a stop-over at Bangkok on the way home to pick up some Vandas... maybe include some semi-terete... ? ( I have not told her that I have made a provisional reservation on a trip to Ecuador to go Phrag hunting as my birthday treat -, and its still a long way away , and making firm plans may be a hostage to fortune ! )
Yew, Thanks for posting these three pictures...All three are beautiful, but the first is stunningly so. Health & wealth to you & yours in 2011. Betty :-)
Most semi-terete have V teres and/or V hookeriana as parents and only hookeriana grows in the open in bogs and swamps amid the rushes and shrubs. Semi teretes are 50% strap-leaved and so logically should be shade tolerant.
Here too we have our fair share of 'common beliefs' and it's up to brave people like you to debunk such 'myths'.
Malaysia and Singapore used to be in the forefront of semi and quarter terete breeding but now the Thais are into it in a big way and they are producing very good quality semi and quarter teretes because they have very good quality strap-leaved parents. So when you go to Bangkok be on the lookout for crosses with Joaquim, Velthuis, Intan, Josephine van Brero and Emma van Deventer. I hear that they are also experimenting with crosses using V Ruby Prince.Now that would be something as Ruby Prince is a real beauty. Incidentally I have not seen a Ruby Prince (semi-terete) for years and the dainty terete V Amy (hookeriana x tricuspidata).
Great plans for your 80th birthday and may all your plans be realised.
Regards. See you in WOC Singapore?
I'm going to print this, and put it in my "holiday plans and ideas" folder, so as to remember what to look for, if it happens.Regards. See you in WOC Singapore?
I'll keep my fingers crossed for this...
Thanks for the info, it is most educational.
If I don't get to travel, maybe I'll just go and twist the arm of one dealer who regularly imports vandas, and ask him to put a few of these things in the next order, for me.