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Vanda Paki (cristata x tricolor suavis)

This is a discussion on Vanda Paki (cristata x tricolor suavis) within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; ok! this little guyhas given me 2 more flowers. this time from the other side ...

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    Default Vanda Paki (cristata x tricolor suavis)

    ok! this little guyhas given me 2 more flowers. this time from the other side of the stem. the scent of 7-up or citrus soda is stronger this time. the flowers are very close together and almost seem to be putting their arms around each other. last time this flowered (in august... http://www.rv-orchidworks.com/orchid...anda-paki.html) i treated myself to a cristata hybrid crossed with a renanthera and got a bonus seedling of a renanthera tom thumb... this time i ordered myself a flowering size v. pachara 'dark red' that looks lovely on line...i just hope the red will be as temperature tolerant as the more common blue variety. i adopted a 'buy a new one only if i flower one' method of limiting my orchid spending, but i think this paki is gonna blow a hole in my bank account if it keeps this up. i've only had this since maybe last may, but i will keep it outside all winter here in socal. it gets very early am sun, like as the sun rises, but otherwise very bright shade. my balcony is protected from the wind and cold rain. i have been careful to fertilize the vandas weakly weekly and they seem to be liking that approach. they seem to need a little more than the oncidiums to keep growing.

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    I like this a lot, wonder if it would work for me in Florida?, very nice

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    i've seen people from florida post them on here.... the cristata is himalayan i think, but the suavis is tropical (but also cool tolerant too).

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    Quote Originally Posted by stateless View Post
    I like this a lot, wonder if it would work for me in Florida?, very nice
    Ed, absolutely YES! I sent one of mine to Cathy and I know it is loving her care. It blooms all the time.

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    Lovely. I'm still waiting for mine to bloom.

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    it shouldn't be long catttan, mine first bloomed in a 3.5" pot and about an 8" leafspan, and about that tall. but the newer leaves are coming in much longer. i didn't realize it was going to be a full sized vanda, but it still seemed to flower really young to me. it is still in the little pot, just placed into the larger 6" hanging pot. it was actually beginning spikes when i got it, but they didn't develop, i think due to being in a box in the mail for 4 days. this one flowers young.

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    This primary hybrids is very cool, I love the red lip, got both parents but only cristata refused to bloom for me so hot here unless something miracle happen.

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    WOW! Got to get me one of these. Love it

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    Beautiful twin blooms on your Vanda Paki! Congratulations!

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