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Vanda Paki

This is a discussion on Vanda Paki within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; i got this several months ago. it arrived with 2 spikes beginning, which never fully ...

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    i got this several months ago. it arrived with 2 spikes beginning, which never fully developed. i watched them for months with no luck and finally stopped checking every morning. then, of course, it started a new spike and surprised me. the buds developed very quickly. lost 2 buds to ants, and/or the stuff i have sprayed to scare the ants away (didn't work much but pissed them off, and i did enjoy that). so anyway... add me to the 'i flowered a Paki' club. i love this little guy. one bloom (left) opened yesterday, the other last night and is not fully open yet. i seem to almost detect a slight scent from the first flower, but it is hard to tell. as i suspected, the flowers are green and not the cream color they always show when listing this orchid. i've grown this in bright shade, watering twice a week and misting almost daily this summer. feeding occasionally very weekly, about every other week. i'm feeding less this year, as i think i have been overfeeding in the past. and the best part - now i get to buy another vanda after having success!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Lovely blooms.Love those spots and the lip!

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    Beautiful! I really like that one. Your photographs are excellent also.

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    thanks! trust me i took about 12 photos just to get 3 i could post! with my old sony mavica that uses a-drive diskettes. the lip is from vanda cristata. it makes it look like a snake's tongue. i've got t find a wya to get rid of these ants, so i can get a full spike next time. this is an outdoor grower for socal, and with summer blooming, that means more vandas year round for me, as all the rest i have should be true winter bloomers (coerulea hybrids).

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    Those are pretty blooms! Congratulations!

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    Wow very unique ! I know it is a lot of fun to piss off ants hehe !

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    I am bad at keeping up with what I have and apparently have two of these...lol...guess it goes without saying I think your flowers are GORGEOUS. ahem... Gotta love those cool looking flowers! And as I was told awhile back; most turn out with your coloration, the white or cream version is way rare. I too have the same color you do...and like you had expected it to be the rare one. They are very good bloomers though and that makes up for the difference in color to me.

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    wow, beautiful blooms, love it, going on my wish list, nice plant

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    These vandas are really gorgeous! I always like to see them being posted!
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    That is one beautiful bloom and the plant is in great shape, can't wait till the next time is blooms..

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