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I thought this Vanda lamellata was going to die

This is a discussion on I thought this Vanda lamellata was going to die within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; It was too late when I discovered scale infestation. It had involved maybe 50% of ...

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    Default I thought this Vanda lamellata was going to die

    It was too late when I discovered scale infestation. It had involved maybe 50% of the leaves. Despite Malathion, I thought it was going six feet under because the plant had deteriorated.

    After a slow period of not going anywhere, it bloomed with the rest of the lamellatas.

    Endemic to the Philippines.


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    Lovely. BTW - you are giving me an inferiority complex. Any time I have a plant with an infestation that bad, it never comes back to look as lovely and healthy as yours!

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    What a superb recovery.

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    hmm, maybe... I wonder... would making my orchids think they are about to die mean they will flower as beautifully as this.... hmm...

    Another beauty... and thankfully, I won't have long to wait to get one, only a week and a bit left... a blooming size at that... woo hooo!!!

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    Default Thank you, guys.

    Quote Originally Posted by Diane
    Lovely. BTW - you are giving me an inferiority complex. Any time I have a plant with an infestation that bad, it never comes back to look as lovely and healthy as yours!
    The hybrid vandas adjacent to it never quite recovered as well. Eight of them that I chopped up a few days ago. Maybe the species plant had established some form of detente with scale from generations back...

    Enjoy your new plant, bench!

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    Sounds good, Tim-O! I hope it will be about to bloom, and not just past. A year's a long time for instant gratification folks like moi!

    Julie

    PS - I can't imagine how I'm going to survive for 3-4 years waiting for the Paph. sanderianum seedling I've just bought! Aggggggony...

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    Beautiful ! It is thanking you for saving it from the $#$% scale Gin

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