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Brassavola Little Stars

This is a discussion on Brassavola Little Stars within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; It's a nice bloom McJulie....and after all, you're doing better than me....mine hasn't bloomed even ...

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    It's a nice bloom McJulie....and after all, you're doing better than me....mine hasn't bloomed even once (thought it did finally start growing roots and leaves in the last 2 months since finding a new home under lights!
    At least you know it CAN bloom and will bloom with more next time....I like these, and if it smells good with one bloom, imagine with 50!

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    We take whatever orchids in bloom, so no complaint here ... heheheee ...

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    That is pretty, I think if you give it more light in the summer, it will reward you with tons of flowers.

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    Well---I won't add my picture yet--but had to add one comment. My 'Little Stars' was bought last year from an 'el cheapo' box store as a "whatever let's try to get this to grow" with just a few leaves on it. It was one of the first things I bought.

    The first bloom started to open a couple of days ago so I was happy of course, (only a couple more buds, McJulie, so it's about as bare as yours).

    But this morning when I woke up I opened the bedroom door and the smell was overpowering (and wonderful). I had read about the strong perfume to this guy, but wouln't have expected it to waft from my office, to the hallway, to several other rooms of the house!!! Very excited about this one. So with just one bloom having this scent I can't imagine what it would be with more...

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    Keep us posted, Cindy! Doc Spock gave a lecture on smellology a long time back, and that was one of the characteristics of smelliness. Not just what it smelled like, but how smelly (good or bad) it is. Some plants will fill your house with fragrance and you can smell them 2 or more rooms away. Others you can barely detect with your nose right up in them.

    Enjoy!

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    good start!! Mine has only a few more than yours

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    Very pretty little bloom!

    Quote Originally Posted by Piper View Post
    Some plants will fill your house with fragrance and you can smell them 2 or more rooms away.
    I think we are going to need some examples here Julie and Hoa. My humble Den with its one measly spike is proving to be quite fragrant in sunny weather and I'd love more of the nice, smelly 'chids. I gather Onc. Sharry Baby is one of them? What else? The easier to obtain and grow the better

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    Paphs and Phals tend not to be fragrant (although there are Phal exceptions.) Big floofy Catts can be very fragrant, although not all of them are. Miltoniopsis are strongly scented like roses, and their smell will fill a room, but they're very difficult to grow.

    Brassavolas, Angraecums, and Neofinitias are all strongly scented genera, and have more forgiving cultural requirements. Cymbidiums, particularly the Chinese Cyms are wonderfully fragrant. I'm sure Hoa has his own list of favs!

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    Thank you Julie. I didn't realise Cymbidiums were fragrant, I was thinking of possibly picking some up during the big UK show in Jun so I'll definitely see if there are any scented varieties available.

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