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Paracentrum in Bloom.

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    Default Paracentrum in Bloom.

    Most of us tend to think of vandas as huge plants with dinner plate sized flowers but the vandaceous family is very diverse and we have tiny Asccocentrums to gigantic Vandopsis and Vandas.

    Here is an uncommon small size vandaceous hybrid between Ascocentrum miniatum X Paraphalaenopsis serpentilingua. The plant is about 8 inches tall and has already bloomed more than 8 times usually with 2 spikes. The flowers are small, about an inch across and coloured a bright orange. I have included a picture of it together with another small vandaceous Doricentrum Pulcherrimin ( pictures of which I posted recently) for comparison as they both have similar size flowers.
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    Those are gorgeous! And I love the smaller vanda for their blooming habits. I almost always have two or three of them in bloom at the same time. One of my orange ones also has a very strong and very pleasant perfume. Does this one have a nice perfume?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cjcorner View Post
    Those are gorgeous! And I love the smaller vanda for their blooming habits. I almost always have two or three of them in bloom at the same time. One of my orange ones also has a very strong and very pleasant perfume. Does this one have a nice perfume?
    I'll check tomorrow morning, Connie. Yes these mini vandaceous are always in bloom - 2 Vascostylis and a Rhyncorides are starting to bloom now.We are having a very hot and dry period now and the orchids seem to like it, even my paphios and dendrobiums are blooming. 3 waterings is the order of the day to prevent dehydration.

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    Love it !! I have recently come to like a lot of these Vanda intergenerics !

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    I am enjoying these floral displays Yew. Wonderful, crisp colors and neat form. AL

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    Quote Originally Posted by catttan View Post
    I'll check tomorrow morning, Connie. Yes these mini vandaceous are always in bloom - 2 Vascostylis and a Rhyncorides are starting to bloom now.We are having a very hot and dry period now and the orchids seem to like it, even my paphios and dendrobiums are blooming. 3 waterings is the order of the day to prevent dehydration.
    I've been doing the extra watering on days it's not rainy to help them stay hydrated. My final afternoon watering is done by misting to help begin dropping the temps on the back porch for them. It's awful at first, but once the mist gets going it cools the area right off. It's extra work, but right now things aren't exactly busy so it's not a big deal. I really should have a misting system put up on the back porch and hook it up with a timer, but I enjoy the watering time still to much. It's my favorite "times" of the day...

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    Very beautiful, plant and blooms. And great color too.

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    Wow! Beautiful colors.

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    I enjoy your posts.Plants and photos are great, thanks

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    @Connie : Checked this morning - no scent detected.

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