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Orchid with red blooms - finally!

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    Default Orchid with red blooms - finally!

    I bought this noid orchid in June with 2 spikes. I am guessing it may be a kagawara, but not so sure. I was very excited at that time for it would be my first orchid with red blooms. So excited, I hung it in one of the branches of the tree we have in our garden. But a week after, an unfortunate incident happened, I just found out that the spike with buds all fully open was missing, later I was told by our neighbor that she saw a little girl in our neighborhood carrying a little basket with red flowers in it!!!! L I was saddened by that incident but was quite relieved knowing that there is still one spike to compensate for that lost. I hoped that the other emerging spike would give me many buds. And few days later, another mishap happened, the buds that formed on the other spike turned yellow and eventually all fell off. Grrrrrr.. It was very disappointing.

    Two months later, it delighted me. It produced two spikes in no time!!! Yey!!!! The blooms are actually red, but it appeared darker pink in the photo. My N97 phone didn’t capture the real color.. Anyway so here it is, folks. Maybe someone can id it. Also, should I be concerned about what is going on with the leaves on the bottom part of the plant? If you will look closely, you will see the black spots/streaks that appeared on the leaves.. Thanks!!!
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    Maybe one of the "Christie Low" clones?
    I have a kgw kultana 'red' but I don't think it looks quite right to be it.
    Yew Sung is better in IDing these.

    You need to spray with a good fungicide. That looks like guindardia to me

    Lovely bloom...congrats!
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    I love it. Hopefully the little girl does not come along again this time. No idea about the id. Also not about the black marks. Hope someone else can help you.

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    Mabuhay!

    Hi trevor. Did you go to the Orchid and Garden show?

    Anyway, fabulous blooms. Regarding the dark streaks at the lower part of your kagawaras, sometimes my vandas does that too and the leaves affected just falls off. But i am hoping that its not a viral infection.

    Keep on growing.

    Godbless

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    Pretty color, sounds like its going to be a frequent bloomer. Lucky You, a good spraying with a fungicide should help.

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    @Cathy.. thanks. I also thought that it was a kagawara Christie Low, but seeing the previous posts of Kagawara Christie Low here and comparing them to mine, I would say maybe it's not. The sepals of the CL are more rounded.
    And Ok, I would make sure to spray fungicide. thanks..

    @Willeke.. thank you.. yeah, I would keep an eye on my orchids so that the little girl will no longer pick orchid flowers in my garden!! hahaha

    @Moja.. thanks.. unfortunately, I was not able to go at the orchid show last friday. Hopefully, maybe anyday this week I can visit it before the show ends..

    @Carol.. Thank you. I am crossing my fingers, I do hope so that this would be a frequent bloomer. I have other Vandas that have not produced spike for 3 years now..

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    Oh sad but cute story about the little girl with the basket. Oops! It is a beautiful orchid though. I agree it is a kagawara type, but not sure which one. And yes, fungicide for the orchid plant. It is staying too damp in the evenings and night time.

    cheers,
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    Thanks Bruce! Hahaha.. So the orchid being too damp at night might be reason for those black streaks? My usual watering schedule is 6:30 am and 5pm. Then maybe I should water my orchids earlier in the afternoon..
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    YiKES! You need a good systemic fungicide. Your plants should be dry and I mean really dry by the time the sun is setting.

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    Lovely blooms. Glad you finally got to see them.

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