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What kind of orchid is this???

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    Default What kind of orchid is this???

    I got this orchid yesterday but it didnt have a tag or anything and i dont know what kind of orchid it is. I was told its supposed to be really fragant. Does anyone know anything about this orchid. It seems like its about to bloom
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    It is a Stanhopea. The flowers are very fragrant but short lived (2-3 days) It likes to stay moist, have bright light and is a heavy feeder.
    Looks like a nice plant.
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    thank cin for the info

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    WOW! You scored again, Byron. That is very nice...Please take & post another pic. when it is in full bloom...Betty :-)

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    i will betty, i can hardly wait lol

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    Yes, it looks like a Stanhopea. They are really cool and very fragrant, but as mentioned above, only last 2-3 days.

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    wow only 2-3 days, oh well at least its going to be really fragrant =). I might get another one of this

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    What kind of pot is that? Is the bottom open? Stanhopeas (most not all) bloom from below like yours is doing. I grow mine in baskets. I posted a repotting demo thread about repotting my newest Stans on here somewhere.

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    its a plastic pot but whoever made it, cut most of the bottom part out and then used wire to hold the media. yeah this one is growing from the bottom

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    The blooms may last a little longer if they are kept cool, shouldn't be a problem in Co.

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