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This is a discussion on Vascostylis Blue Fairy within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; This Vascostylis is very free flowering. Unfortunately it has lost all the leaves in the ...
This Vascostylis is very free flowering. Unfortunately it has lost all the leaves in the lower half of the plant, a condition we refer to as 'kaki ayam' in Malay, which means 'chicken legs' i.e. bald leg with feathers on the thighs only - very much like a feather-duster. I think it's time to top cut it and replant. It also has a decent sized keiki.
Ooh ! This one is pretty ! I love vascos, they offer such nice colors and shapes without affecting flower numbers !
ooh, what color! Gorgeous, Yew.
I have my own share of "kaki ayam" too, Yew Sung. And I never know quite what to do with them. You're lucky you managed to catch the true color of this orchid in this photo. In my experience, the true color of vandas of this shade (rich violet or purple, dark violet, purplish fuchsia) is difficult to catch on film or digital. It always comes out a bit different.
Love the color! Need shades on to look at it very long. LOL
Man, the color on this orchid is so intense. I love it!! WOW!
Gorgeous flowers Yew! Your cultural information is also of interest. AL
Thanks Yew for the info. I'll see what works best with my set-up.