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Phrag. Grande

This is a discussion on Phrag. Grande within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Hi, I have a Phrag Grande that has started flowering, and the second flower has ...

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    Hi,
    I have a Phrag Grande that has started flowering, and the second flower has just opened.
    Just wonder if anyone knows how long the flower will last, and how long do the side petals grow.
    They have got to about 6 inches and are still growing

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    No idea, but would love to see a picture of it!

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    Picture picture please.

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    Trying but not succeeding, I think it may be to big.
    Is there a limit on picture size?
    Possibly get my son to help tomorrow, as I am not that good on computers

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    the size limit is 700 pixels x 700 pixels max.

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    Been a long time since I grew Grande but I think the petals will get to over a foot. The flowers should last from 3 - 5 weeks.

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    Hi,
    As requested here's a photo of Phrag Grande. Not the greatest quality, but shows the petals
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    Very cool!

    Love it!

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    Nice. Keep the petals from touching the ground by elevating the pot and they will continue to grow. Once they touch a surface, they will stop. Ants crawl up the petals to pollinate the bloom, so when the petals have reached the 'ground' then they will stop growing longer.

    cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brutal_Dreamer View Post
    Nice. Keep the petals from touching the ground by elevating the pot and they will continue to grow. Once they touch a surface, they will stop. Ants crawl up the petals to pollinate the bloom, so when the petals have reached the 'ground' then they will stop growing longer.

    cheers,
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    Thanks, will do and see how long they get

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