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Very cool

This is a discussion on Very cool within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I'm proud to say that I have managed to flower an orchid that was near ...

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    Default Very cool

    I'm proud to say that I have managed to flower an orchid that was near certain death. I bought an epidendrum radican (sp?) at HD for 5 bucks. It was bug infested and looked as close to death as it could. I nursed it back to health, and a shoot sprouted. Then some buds formed. Today one of the buds started to open!! It is school bus yellow and looks like the lip might have some orange or red on it. Yay!

    (Sorry I'm so excited, but this is HUGE for me!)

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    Traci, that's awesome. Congratulations!

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    That's great Traci! Congratulations! Can you post a pic? I'd love to see it!

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    Congrats! Pat yourself on the back. Yes, do post a pic or two.

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    yes, do post a pic!

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    When I get my batteries charged at my friends house I'll post a pic. Dang, I really hate not having a charger. I think it is time to buy a new digicam.

    It has opened more today. It looks like it is opening upside down, but in perfect form. I'm never seen one IRL, maybe they are freaky like that? I never moved the position once the buds formed, I want them to stay fairly uniform.

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    Default Non-resupinate Flowers

    Traci,
    Some of the reed stem epidendrums produce non-resupinate flowers, (i.e., they do not rotate and appear upside down, with the lip on top).

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    Default Re: Non-resupinate Flowers

    Originally posted by Clark
    Traci,
    Some of the reed stem epidendrums produce non-resupinate flowers, (i.e., they do not rotate and appear upside down, with the lip on top).
    That is exactly the case. Another bud opened and it is the same way. I think I found a new favorite orchid, this one is so cool.

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