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Mokara Chark Kuan 'pink'

This is a discussion on Mokara Chark Kuan 'pink' within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Hello! My HUGE Mokara is flowering. The plant is more than 70 cm tall (without ...

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    Hello!

    My HUGE Mokara is flowering. The plant is more than 70 cm tall (without spike). It needs to be kept hot, moist and in a sunny spot.





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    Wow! How beautiful!

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    I love the shape of Mokara flowers...sounds like a nice plant too. Very pretty flowers...huge plant...whats not to like!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cjcorner View Post
    I love the shape of Mokara flowers...sounds like a nice plant too. Very pretty flowers...huge plant...whats not to like!
    Me too. Lovely orchid blooms, Tamara.

    Cheers,
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    I am very impressed with these flowers, especially since I have the same orchid and I am waiting for a spike. The plant is definitely gaining good size so sooner or later this should happen. May I ask how long it took to bloom so wonderfully? AL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cjcorner View Post
    I love the shape of Mokara flowers...sounds like a nice plant too. Very pretty flowers...huge plant...whats not to like!
    Here is old sourpuss speaking again.. what's not to like ? Why, a plant too tall to go in the car to take to a show or the Society meeting, a plant which brought into the house for "decoration" leads to a request for binoculars because the flowers are so high in the air (joke)...
    A top cutting is what is needed ; easy to speak, but not so easy to actually do, here in Europe - I keep taking my scalpel and sterilising blowtorch into the greenhouse for one or two of my tall monopodials, and bring them out again, unused.
    Ah well, I can enjoy them in the greenhouse, and use a tele lens to take pics to show you all.

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    That's a very beautiful pink Chark Kuan. I really marvel at how you and Geoff can grow Mokara so well in Europe as they are real sun lovers. Here we grow them in full sun - our tropical sun. Congrats on your good culture.

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    Al - I got it as top cut plant. Summers here in Slovenia are really hot (36 °C) and my greenhouse stands in the middle of the lawn so it gets all the light it needs, no trees around, only 50 % shading on top of the GH.
    I noticed that once you get it to flower it keeps putting out new spikes. My Aranda Prapin Spot is in full bloom at the moment and it is also growing a new spike and a lot of new roots.

    ... and Geoff - I still can take pics without the ladder .... for now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Victoria Reginae View Post
    ... and Geoff - I still can take pics without the ladder .... for now!
    Great stuff Tamara !.
    here we don't have full sun , at least not today ! Steady rain, alternating with gusty showers - and in 30 minutes time we have a first garden party/barbeque - the AGM of the little "housing association" wher I live - there are only 5 houses, 8 people - it's a bring a dish , but pre-planned event; I have made a pavlova some 16 inches diameter topped with the last of my strawberries and raspberries, Joyce has done salads, some-one else brings a case or two of wine, another the steaks... starts at 12 noon - I never remember what time it ends .... I said the first, since tomorrow is my orchid Society Annual Garden party - where I am cooking ( tomorrow morning) tartlets filled with ham and cheese in a savoury custard , and brandy-snap baskets filled with chocolate mousse and decorated with orange segments which are currently soaking in Grand Marnier - and the weather forecast for tomorrow is the same as today.
    Oh to be in England, in Summer-time....

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    Thank you Tamara for your reply. My Mokara gets plenty of bright indirect light, though I can certainly move it for more direct sun. I am a bit cautious due to our intense sun at 5400 feet elevation. Geoff, I hope you know that I am jealous of your rain (we need more precipitation here) and of the wonderful Haute cuisine you and your guests will be partaking in. I made a Lobster Newburg back in 2010, but since then I have become quite a expert at scrambled eggs. AL

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