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Vanda (Neofinetia) falcata - with maybe 150 flowers....

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    Default Vanda (Neofinetia) falcata - with maybe 150 flowers....

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    This is the ordinary bog-standard kind ; plain white flowers, lovely perfume. I must have had it for 10 yerars now , maybe more. Came in a 6cm pot with 2 or three growths. Now in an 8 inch (20cm) basket, filled with sphagnum moss. Needs repotting every 2 years or so, which is quite a chore. Maybe I will havbe to split it up some time, but I'm hoping to get more spikes first. 16 this year ( I broke one off) . Best spike is 12 flowers, poorest perhaps 6, so maybe 150 flowers is just a guess. This is the first time it has been worth showing, this year, i.e. flowers opened today.
    I give it a cold winter rest - no water of course, and put it in a cold-frame with a heater set to keep the temperature above 8˚C. for a couple of months.

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    Holy mackerel! What a specimen. I'll bet it smells like heaven.

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    Beautiful specimen Geoff!

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    That is a beautiful plant! I'd be happy if mine would produce 1 flower!

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    I do like those large orchids, looks great Geoff!

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    Why would you want to split it? No, I mean, please don't split it because its too gorgeous!

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    A beautiful plant.
    What a shame we cannot post fragrances!

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    really amazing specimen

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