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What is this growing in my cattleya orchid pot?

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    Default What is this growing in my cattleya orchid pot?

    I was about to repot Catt. which was falling out of the basket in which it was growing. The potting Medium was Aliflor and charcoal. I found this plant growing among the roots of the Catt.
    What do you think it could be? Right now, to me, it looks like a terete vanda. But how do you think it got there? I do have some Miss Joaqim growing nearby.
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    I think there are pretty high chances that it is Vanda Miss Joaquim. You know the story behind VMJ right? If not here it goes, Miss Joaquim found this orchid growing in a clump not far from where she grew her Paplionanthe teres and Vanda hookeriana. The scientific theory put forth is that VMJ was a natural hybrid that germinated naturally in Miss Joaquim's patch. There was no evidence that the original plant was a hybrid between the said parents. Later intentional crossings produced similar offspring.

    So perhaps it is history repeating itself and we have a Vanda Miss Angela

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halloamey View Post
    I think there are pretty high chances that it is Vanda Miss Joaquim. You know the story behind VMJ right? If not here it goes, Miss Joaquim found this orchid growing in a clump not far from where she grew her Paplionanthe teres and Vanda hookeriana. The scientific theory put forth is that VMJ was a natural hybrid that germinated naturally in Miss Joaquim's patch. There was no evidence that the original plant was a hybrid between the said parents. Later intentional crossings produced similar offspring.

    So perhaps it is history repeating itself and we have a Vanda Miss Angela

    Ha Ha Ha !!!! Great, Thanks Amey. If I succeed in getting it to grow , I hope I live long enough to see it bloom.

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    It certainly looks like a sem-terete Vanda to me!

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    that is a great unexpected find, and one determined plant, I would guess terete but there are some succulents that start out looking kinda like that. good luck

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    Very interesting Angela!!! With all your other terete, semi teretes and vandas growing close together, Amey's Miss Angela might not be too far off the mark. Let's hope both of us live long enough to see it bloom: 5 - 7 years ....hmm that makes me about 80ish.

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    Congrats Angela wow vanda terete ? what it is need to wait another one year whether it is Miss Joaquim descendent or semiterete pls take care.

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    Pretty exciting Angela! I hope this turns out to be a vanda orchid!!

    cheers,
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    Oh stop worrying about these things, have a look here
    Try it: Garden your way to a longer life - Chicago Tribune
    You guys are young
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    Very interesting Angela!!! With all your other terete, semi teretes and vandas growing close together, Amey's Miss Angela might not be too far off the mark. Let's hope both of us live long enough to see it bloom: 5 - 7 years ....hmm that makes me about 80ish.

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    Amey, glad you shared this article with us. Great news, I can now expect to live quite a lOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOg life!!!
    Thanks

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