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Have you seen this orchid before?

This is a discussion on Have you seen this orchid before? within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Hi everyone, I've recently seen this unusual orchid growing in my neighbourhood. It has strap ...

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    Hi everyone, I've recently seen this unusual orchid growing in my neighbourhood.
    It has strap leaves, and have a long spike of flowers looking like this. Has anyone seen this before pls?

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    Cymbidium finlaysonianum. Very common epiphyte in lowland tropical forest, disturbed areas and on roadside trees. Takes semi-shade, lots of water and fertilizer. They flower according to change of seasons. The flowers have a fragrance similar to coconut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paphioboy View Post
    Cymbidium finlaysonianum. Very common epiphyte in lowland tropical forest, disturbed areas and on roadside trees. Takes semi-shade, lots of water and fertilizer. They flower according to change of seasons. The flowers have a fragrance similar to coconut.
    Thank you for telling me this paphioboy.
    You've made me realise that this is also a native orchid of Singapore. I'm really happy and proud to see one up close, in my neighbourhood garden.

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    Nice one--grow like weeds here in the Philippines.

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    A very nice colour form of Cym finlaysonianum. Quite common in Malaysia and Singapore. They love to grow on rain trees (Samanea saman).

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