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vanda hybrid with "birds of paradise"

This is a discussion on vanda hybrid with "birds of paradise" within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; hi forum , yesterday i bought a few new plants in leyte, its supposed to ...

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    hi forum,

    yesterday i bought a few new plants in leyte, its supposed to be a hybrid of vanda and birds of paradise.
    i got 2 of those a few months ago and they grow like the "birds" and leaves look exactly like em.
    all the while i thought i was scamed until yesterday when i saw the complete plant and couldn't resist to buy more!
    the flowers come in different colors and look exactly like vanda's, i didn't bring my camera, but im sure you would know both species.

    i asked the seller (his english was poor) and thats all i got out of him, but he called this new hybrid "tyrus" (spelling?), but i couldnt find anything on it, any clue???

    so here is my question,
    has anybody heard of such a strange hybrid???

    thanks,

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    I think a photo is needed, from your description and knowing Vandas & Birds Of paradise plant ( Strelitzia ) ( spelling ) its an impossibility to cross the 2.

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    Sounds interesting.... I look forward to seeing a photo too.

    Cheers,
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    I look forward to seeing a photo too.
    Me too. Bird of paradise is one of my favorite tropical flowers for flower arrangement.

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    ok,
    here is 2 pix from those plants freshly planted in my garden, but as i said you would know the birds of paradise and i just have to wait for the flower, maybe 1 year?
    the ones i saw where already bigger with an exact replica of any common vanda in various colors.
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    I think I'm right in saying, thats not an orchid. Its a garden type plant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy View Post
    I think I'm right in saying, thats not an orchid. Its a garden type plant.
    hi roy,
    yes of course, strange thing is it flowers like a vanda.

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    No chance of crossing a vanda with a bird of paradise. Would be kinda like trying cross a cat and a dog. The genetics just won't allow it. Sounds like a clever marketing ploy to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smwboxer View Post
    No chance of crossing a vanda with a bird of paradise. Would be kinda like trying cross a cat and a dog. The genetics just won't allow it. Sounds like a clever marketing ploy to me.
    hi stephen,

    im also still doubtful, i just wonder how could this guy create a plant? and there was nothing attached to it, me and my girlfriend checked the stem and all and it was complete.

    well, worst case scenario, i got myself some "birds", which i like anyway.

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    sounds like a win-win situation to me! i do like its shape, can't wait to see the flowers.

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