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Help me pick a fragrant orchid ^^

This is a discussion on Help me pick a fragrant orchid ^^ within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Hi , nodosa requires high light to bloom think Vanda, under Phal . light green ...

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    Hi , nodosa requires high light to bloom think Vanda, under Phal. light green leaves no flowers . Plus they can get big . Gin
    http://www.rv-orchidworks.com/orchid...20149#poststop

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    nice job Gin.
    Too bad that I have to move a lot because of colleges, I'm not planning on keeping many big plant like that, otherwise, I'd love to have some of them (someday....)
    By the way, I decided to order my Caribbean Sunset, expecting it will come on Monday......so excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    I don't normally grow phals but I ran into a line that was so pleasantly fragrant that I had to get one for myself. the fragrance seems to appear only after the flowers have been open for a week or two.

    Brother Sara Gold 'Peach'


    if it's phal light, I'd stick to phals and avoid all catts (the catts that will grow under low light tend not to be fragrant anyway). one paph you might try is Lynleigh Koopowitz; most have a pleasant raspberries & cream scent and will tolerate lower light.

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    Hi,

    I suggest a Phal. Liodoro or a Haraella retrocalla syn. odorata

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    Sigmatostalix radicans

    tiny, tiny flowers, leaves like blades of grass, very strong honey smell. very beutiful, delicate, and pungent.

    i've never been too interested in the smell of a plant, much more in the flowers. this one has very interesting flowers, but the smell is what sold me on it.

    as i understand, it likes lower light, warmer conditions, and regular water. it isn't *supposed* to be hard to grow...but i think i'm killing mine...

    wonderful smell, and great looking plant, though!

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    Neofinetia falcata are small and fragrant plants. There are reports that people have bloommed them at 400 footcandles, but I don't know its accuracy. I'm sure they can tolerate low light. Heres a pink flower variation(not my photo)



    Neofinetia falcata, Sophronitis cernua , Dend moniliforme and Paph helenae are my smallest plants. Paph helenae isn't fragrant. My japanese variegated Dend. moniliforme stays small and its fragrant, but it requires a cool winter/higher light. Dend moniliforme size depends on the cultivar, they can be only 5cm tall. I'm not sure if Soph cernua are fragrant though.

    I believe variegated leaf/flower variations in Neofinetia falcata and Dend moniliforme are worth a lot in asia as well.
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    looks like Brother Sarah Gold is a nice and common one.....
    Anyway, my Carribbean Sunset has just arrived in clear plastic pot and it's has extremely good root system, the leaves look like they had been through a depression, upper leaves are a little smaller and shorter than lower leaves, ...but that's ok. The more important thing is, it's having a small spike coming up (it's a mature size I guess, only 4 leaves....) surpise surprise! I got something for Chrismas now......wooowie!
    Thanks for your time, and a lot of nice advice, I once thought about buying neofinetia, but I was not very interested in how the flower arrange, so I passed it.....

    Love you all!

    P/S: Can you post me a picture of Paph. Lynleigh Koopowitz? what are the species that make up this hybrid?

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    Hey, I'm glad you're happy with your Phal choice! Hoa hasn't had much time on the forum since you've joined, but he's the sniff lord! No plant is considered until he buries his nose in its flower and inhales deeply - he'd be proud!

    Paph. Lynleigh Koopowitz is a primary hybrid between malipoense and delanatii.

    McJulie

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    woo.... thanks Julie, I've seen several of his post, and it seems like he's also Vietnamese like I am. I'm now living in Dallas TX. Nice to see all of you! Also, tell him the next time he's online that I said hello.

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