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Otaara (Rhyntonleya) Island Flare 'Fragrance'

This is a discussion on Otaara (Rhyntonleya) Island Flare 'Fragrance' within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I got this little mini-catt back in the fall, in an order with some others. ...

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    Default Otaara (Rhyntonleya) Island Flare 'Fragrance'

    I got this little mini-catt back in the fall, in an order with some others. It was way overdue for repotting, but before I got around to it, it started a spike. Only 1 bloom, but it doesn't seem to have bloomed before, so I am hoping it blooms more next time. About 4" across, and smells like iris blooms. I wasn't that thrilled when it opened, but the bloom got deeper in color...and the fragrance is lovely...so it is growing on me! So to speak...
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    Kathi, Very lovely bloom!

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    Beautiful bloom. Thanks for sharing another of your lovely orchids.

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    Lovely vibrant colour.

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    Iris blooms? I love that fragrance! I see it's a mini with 4" blooms...how big is the plant itself?
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    It is about 7.5" in height, and the bloom is between 3.5 and 4", so a decent sized bloom for the plant...it would hit 4" if it were flatter.

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    Beautiful Cattleya bloom. Since it badly needed repotting, with your care Kathi think how nice the next bloom cycle could be! AL

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    This orchid bloom appears to glow from its center. Amazing!

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    WOW talk about BOLD ! Very nice rounded form . What are those orange blooms in the background ?

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    Nice bloom. Good size also.

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