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Yet another Vanda Pachara Delight - I call this one "Tessie"

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    Default Yet another Vanda Pachara Delight - I call this one "Tessie"

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    I find that I have acquired quite a few Pachara Delight's , and delightful they are too. Hence the need to distinguish them by clonal names.
    Most are pretty solid colouring to my mere human eye, although my camera can often see some tesselation. In this case I can too , very distinctly - hence the clonal name I have given it. A young plant, a bare 8 inches or so high , a first spike of maybe 4 flowers. only 8 or 9 cm across, but looking good.
    Tessiue is the brighest blue of the three different plants shown here - I added in two of the other Pachara delights which I have posted before, just for comparison - showing the variation in this cross - remember this is not different growing conditions , they are all here under the same conditions, in my greenhouse. Or is the weather last month a factor as compared to that in the time when the other plants were developing their flowers ? Too difficult, that question !

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    Nice color. So it's still a seedling. How old do you think it is? Did you grow it yourself, or did you buy it in bloom?

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    Probably 3 years old. I bought it as an unflowered seedling . These vandaceous types are more difficult than anything else I know at the ex-flask stage - they just don't grow at all if you put them in compost, so have to be grown bare-root . Then it is difficult to stop them falling over , you need a lot, so that they hold each up, in a wire basket , and you need to be there for them three times a day to mist them over... and so on and so on. Might be OK for professionals in countries where you can hire a man for a few dollars a week, but it's not a thing for an amateur, who only wants a small number anyway.
    Not like Paphs which I can deflask and put in a propagator, and just repot every three months without worrying about them more than say once a week .

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    Well then you did a good job. That you get it to bloom, as it such a difficult Vanda. I also have a few seedlings. So far they are doing fine. I hope they also will bloom in about 2 to 3 years. It's very nice to be busy with them.

    Willeke

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    Geoff, the colors are stunning - absolutely breathtaking! Thank you for sharing, and also letting us know the time and struggles for the vanda. I pick up so much information from you!

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    Beautiful blue. I like the tesselations on these vandas.

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    Excellent blooms-love the shape, and all the variation of blue in this cross!

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    Very beautiful blue!

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    All are wonderful Geoff. In the second photo down I see a truly bright blue Vanda flower and no matter how that color came to dominant, I love that blue with tesselation. Blues as you know are hard to come by. AL

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    Great delight, Geoff! Love the blue vanda orchid blooms!!

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