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Vanda Sunanda Magic Yellow

This is a discussion on Vanda Sunanda Magic Yellow within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; This is not a registered name , but it's what the producers call it - ...

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    This is not a registered name , but it's what the producers call it - it comes from what we call aplant factory in Holland ( The Netherlands) - places which produce the orchids seen in Supermarkets, Garden Centres and other non-traditional orchid nurseries on this side of The Atlantic ,although the orchid trade as seen at shows, here in Europe increasingly sends a large van around such places and stocks up with a few thousand plants in flower , to sell at the big shows. This of course is why so many dealers have identical plants. I try and patronise the ones who have something different , which they have raised themselves, but the small nursery raising a few hundred plants by the more traditional methods simply can't match the factories for superb quality at low prices . I have visited completely automated places, containing a couple of million plants, in a single greenhouse extending over half a million square feet of ground, run by a staff of 15 or so - the plants never touched by human hand from planting as small plugs, until harvested 18 months later with 3 good spikes of flowers per plant ( cymbidiums) or 8,12, or more spikes ( Miltoniopsis) - and from the prices charged at shows I guess they leave the factory for less than US$10 each. Progress of course , although it will be a sad day if ever they are the only places growing new plants , the choice would be vastly diminished.

    Back to my Vanda ; a new acquisition from my local garden centre today. Flowers ( the larger ones) 4inches + , and about 9 of them. Had been grown bare root in a plastic basket, but its now in a 10 inch pot with coarse pine bark, hanging up in my greenhouse. I look forward to seeiung my first flowering when it has settled down in my conditions.

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    Wow!! What a great acquisition congrats.

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    I applaud your honesty, which makes those of us who impulse-buy "supermarket phallies" feel like we're in much more sophisticated company than we thought we were!

    As per usual, the photos are stunning, as, in an entirely different sense of the afore-mentioned adjective, is your description of the mega-mills for orchids. I'm assuming and hoping that because of their imperviousness (so far) to meristemming, that nothing quite so industrial has been established for paphs and phrags.

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    Nice spotty yellow. Not bad for a Sunday outing. I bet it is even better under your care. We have those plant factories here in the US in Apopka and Homestead. One in particular is massive with something like 7,721,765 orchids all fully automated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mauraec View Post
    because of their imperviousness (so far) to meristemming, that nothing quite so industrial has been established for paphs and phrags.
    Actually, I have been saying that they can't be meristemmed (Paphs) for years - but recently learnt that I am wrong; and they are starting to appear here in UK - some of the pink three flowered ones - ( Delophyllum etc) ...

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    Wish we had that kind of orchid in the supermarkets around here. Very nice addition to your collection, Geoff.

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    Gorgeous spotted yellow vanda ! It sounds like a Thai name. Actually Sunanda is an Indian Sanskrit name meaning 'One who is very pleasing or delightful' from that perspective I would say spot on !

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    Lovely yellow vanda!

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    One question to these trademark names... Do you think they are unregistered hybrids? Or they're registered and sold under a 'nickname'?

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