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Guarianthe skinneri

This is a discussion on Guarianthe skinneri within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; This is one of the monster skinneri I have. This one is very old. It ...

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    This is one of the monster skinneri I have. This one is very old. It came from my Grandmother's collection and was jungle collected many, many years ago.
    For some reason two buds were well advanced of the others. I would wager when in full bloom there will be 50 to 60 blooms.

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    Why there are two of the same photo I don't have a clue?

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    Huge, beautiful cattleya, Cathy! Looks like you might be doing a re-potting job when it is finish blooming...Does it have a nice fragrance? Thanks for posting this one. Betty

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    No fragrance, Betty. And thank you!!
    It was too big for a pot these days. I just put it in the largest fern pot I could find last year. I guess it will be good to go for another five years. It weighs a ton.

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    OOOOO That's a big one, now Cathy...

    Lovely blooms and GIANT plant!!!
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    How incredibly wonderful that you have not only an orchid that is that old but an "inheritance" from your grandmother to boot!

    Lovely species, btw.

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    Plant looks great! I always like to see pictures of the plant (as well as the flowers) to get an idea of appearance and growing conditions.

    Another question - does your plant always bloom this time of the year?

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    WOW what a monstrous yet beautiful specimen !! Your grandmother would be proud of you. Hopefully we can all pass down our ageless plants to someone near and dear.

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    Cathy that is super huge plant wow I cant imagine how difficult to maintain and support in your garden very beautiful flower.

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    Beautiful huge cattleya, Cathy! WOW

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