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Lc. Tropical Fashion Aloha

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    Default Lc. Tropical Fashion Aloha

    this plant was a freebie that I acquired many years ago and was one of my first to try growing in tree fern, pretty colors and grows like a weed, however it is one hot mess. I'm not sure if pelorics have this problem or if this is a possible virus, there is no streaking or color break , just some flowers that are missing parts.Name:  alhoa catt (Copy).jpg
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    The color like rain bow so brilliant, many flower and well grown plants good job ed

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    I love the colors on this orchid. It's unfortunate that you're having problems with it.

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    Just beautiful ED. Thanks.

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    There are times that during cloning one gets a genetic aberration. I think you ended up with a genetic cripple. Too bad.

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    Lovely colour - too bad about the 'genetic aberration' (to quote Ron-NY).

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    You know, sometimes a hot mess can be a good thing. (That is, unless the "hot mess" is me stumbling home at 3 a.m. after a night out with the girls...but we won't go into that right now...) But seriously, I honestly didn't notice the missing parts until you pointed them out. Of course, if it were my orchid and I was staring at it on a daily basis, the missing pieces would probably bother me too, but from an "overall" standpoint, it just looks like a sumptuous rainbow of colors!!

    In fact, when I logged on today and went to the OrchidTalk lobby, this was the first picture I saw, and the colors were so striking I practically sprained my click-finger trying to follow the link on the photo before it changed to a different one so I could find out what the heck plant this is. As a photographer, I see tremendous potential in such beautiful washes of color... it would make an A-MA-ZING backdrop for a portrait...so gorgeous!!! Aaahhhh..... must get one..... *twitch, twitch*

    Anyway, I know it can be frustrating when you're unhappy with an orchid but everyone else is telling you it's just fine. But, really... I think this is absolutely STUNNING. But I do understand where you are coming from...missing orchid parts can be quite disappointing (I can't remember if you weighed in on the thread I started about my under-performing Phal schilleriana, which I paid a lot for and which came with an award pedigree but then gave me somewhat misshapen, lousy flowers...but I totally get how frustrating it can be when you see something with so much potential, and then it just sort of falls short.)

    On the bright side, at least it was free!!! That's always a win!

    And it's better to have a few missing parts than a bunch of totally mangled-looking, misshapen parts, I say. I've seen some pelorics do some wonky stuff...deformities all over the place. In the grand scheme of things, the overall presentation of your plant is quite striking. It's like having a living rainbow in your very own home!

    But anyway, as for the cause of the missing petals and such, I'm assuming you've checked that there's no rabbits, kitty cats, or underfed children that might be stealing flower bits here or there to use as snacks, right? There's no professional or aspiring chef in your household that might be using petals to garnish pretty plates of filet mignon?

    Okay...just checking!

    Seriously, though...I LOVE this plant. I'm off to find out where I can buy one for myself!!

    I say, even if you're unhappy with THIS particular clone, knowing how gorgeous it is, you could always get yourself another one and give this one to someone who won't know the difference. My husband is a prime example of a clueless orchid guy...he once suggested I give an orchid to my sister that had accidentally overheated in the car on the long drive, and by the time we'd arrived, all the flowers had wilted and were drooping. They were still attached, but they looked like crap. I was practically in tears; I said I couldn't possibly give it to my sis as it was. My husband said that was a bunch of nonsense, and that the flowers looked FINE. So, someone who doesn't know exactly what to look for in the form of an orchid would be an ideal candidate to gift this one to, if its shortcomings continue to bother you.

    But thank you for sharing this GORGEOUS pic. It's like a rainbow of happiness!!! I must, must, must get one!! This orchid brightened my day!!
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    You know, when I raised Siamese cats, I always chose the smallest kitten with the crookedest tail - and usually, the most attention-getting voice. I can safely say that all of them (I've had 4) grew up to be eccentric, twisted, but (to me) loving and lovable companions. Most people who met them thought I was insane and that the cats were bizarre and annoying. Aside from the AOS (and other judging organizations), which purport to recognize superiority while (my soapbox) dictating sometimes senseless fashions, beauty remains intrinsically subjective, and everything put under a microscope of criticism becomes a collection of imperfect parts. I had a Catt/Enc hybrid that was very pretty, but persisted in blooming with six petals plus a lip. I didn't really like it, but for other reasons. This particular Catt., Ed, is sending out a message of riotous glory, which, when regarded as a whole, is truly beautiful. As is.

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    I love this plant! Absolutely adorable colors!

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    We have three grand champion show dogs and one crooked tailed, poorly colored dog with gaps in his teeth and bows in his legs. He is every bit as good! Methinks we judge too much! Beautiful colors.

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