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    Default ID please

    Cheers,

    I've had this plant for about a month now, the lady told me it is an orchid
    but i dont know which orchid it is.

    Can anyone tell me what kind of orchid it is? if it truly an orchid.

    thanks
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    a not common orchid. She did not give you the name of it?? I suspect that it is an Oberonia species but am not that knowlegeable on this genus. Repost once the flowers open and I can direct you to a site where you can search pics of different Oberonia species...and google will help with comparing pics as well. By the leaves and the shape of the spikes, it could possibly be Oberonia iridifolia.

    Edit: I didn't originally catch that you were from the Philippines. So, might not be that unusual of an orchid, for your location. Oberonia iridifolia is native to the Philippines. We have a couple other members that are Philippino, so hopefully then can confirm or give a better id of this species

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    thanks ron, i will keep you posted once it blooms. at least thats a start.

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    It is a very cool looking orchid...hmmmm...may need to get one, LOL. I have always admired this genus but never bought one. You will need a fairly good closeup of the flowers. The flowers are very small.

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    wow i just googled it, and from the looks of the images i've seen, it think you've got it
    right. and for that i am very thankful. wow, those string like thingies are actually flowers?
    those are teeny weeny flowers they've got.

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    the "string-like" spikes are covered with very small flowers. Time will tell if I am correct. Compare your flowers, when it blooms, to the ones you find on your google search.

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    i will, btw, whats the culture for this? as i cant seem to find any? any ideas?

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    I would say hang it in bright shade. Watering would depend on your humidity level. every other day should be fine.

    Edit: I just checked iridifolia. If that is what you have it can take some sun (50%) but avoid mid day sun...many Oberonia are shade plants.

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    thanks, i have it mounted under 2 layers of nets, i think that would do. many many
    thanks ron.

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    your welcome

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