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Orchids you probably shouldn't have bought because they are now HUGE?

This is a discussion on Orchids you probably shouldn't have bought because they are now HUGE? within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I wish everyone had sent pictures because I'd love to see these....

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    I wish everyone had sent pictures because I'd love to see these.

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    I have 2 antelope variety dens that are getting a bit big, I have room but they are becoming real hogs for space.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catttan View Post
    I have lots of space, so size is not a problem. So far I've only got rid of 2 jumbo-sized plants Grammatophyllum speciosum and Vandopsis gigantea - not because of their size.... the Grm speciosum for being a recalcitrant bloomer and the Vndps for bearing small( relative to the size of the plant dull coloured flowers on very short spikes/
    Actually I don't mind large size orchids; I've been on the lookout for a Dimorphorchis lowii for a long time but this particular plant of the vandaceous family is really rare and hard to come by. This orchid can grow to quite a huge size in the wild and some cultivated ones have reached more than 12 feet tall.

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    i have given away a few standard cymbidiums over the years. and the older epidendrum reed stems. sometimes i keep a keiki or two and give away the mother plants when they become too big. as for non orchids, several draceanas, and right now i have a huge mother plant of silver squill to get rid of. i also have an overgrown belladonna lily to get rid of, before it bursts its pot. it has never flowered for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catttan View Post
    Actually I don't mind large size orchids; I've been on the lookout for a Dimorphorchis lowii for a long time but this particular plant of the vandaceous family is really rare and hard to come by. This orchid can grow to quite a huge size in the wild and some cultivated ones have reached more than 12 feet tall.

    Those are awesome. Would love to see one in person (have only seen it in pics), though there is no way I could ever own one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brutal_Dreamer View Post
    Visit this link: Image Editor for OrchidTalk - OrchidTalk Orchid Forums - Grow Orchids! and you can edit your photos to 700x 700 pixels and 72 DPI. Easy.

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    Thank you Bruce for this information. I do everything on my iPad. Is there a way to use this tool without the requirement of Adobe Flash?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattWoelfsen View Post
    Thank you Bruce for this information. I do everything on my iPad. Is there a way to use this tool without the requirement of Adobe Flash?
    If you have an iPad, you can download the free photoshop app that does the same thing right on your iPad and then upload to the forum. I think the photo app on our site requires Flash.

    cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by pavel View Post
    Those are awesome. Would love to see one in person (have only seen it in pics), though there is no way I could ever own one.
    Yes, Pavel, they really are awesome. The first time I saw one was in 1956 in my uncle's collection and this plant was about 6 feet tall with a pendulous spike nearly 5 feet long, and with those characteristic 3 or 4 yellow basal flowers completely different from the rest of reddish-chocolate barred blooms on the spike. Now and then, we see the occasional ones at our local shows and invariably, these would win prizes. I remember that in 1956 it was still classified as an Arachnis.

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