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Psychopsis papilio 'Mendenhall' FCC/AOS new orchid

This is a discussion on Psychopsis papilio 'Mendenhall' FCC/AOS new orchid within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; So I plunked down a substantial sum and ordered a Psychopsis papilio 'Mendenhall' FCC/AOS from ...

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    Smile Psychopsis papilio 'Mendenhall' FCC/AOS new orchid

    So I plunked down a substantial sum and ordered a Psychopsis papilio 'Mendenhall' FCC/AOS from a reputable grower. The plant arrived planted in tree fern in a small clay pot. It has a total of five p-bulbs including two leads--one mature and one almost mature. The leaves are a medium sap green with very little maroon mottling that you usually see on these. When I examined the mature lead I discovered what I believe to be the beginnings of a spike!
    Can't wait to see it bloom! Will post a pic.
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    Excellent. Can't wait to see the spike pic.
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    Congratulations.

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    That's a good sized plant from the sound of it. Not surprised it cost you a "substantial sum".

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    Turns out the spike is really a new growth. But I'm just as happy with it.

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    Well done. More flowers to come later on.

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    Newbie question here: I was wondering what differences one might expect between the Psychopsis papilio 'Mendenhall' FCC/AOS in the OP and, say, a Psychopsis papilio with no cultivar name.

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