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Huge Schombergkia orchid

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    Cool Huge Schombergkia orchid

    I went to one of my local nurseries and had to show e1 the pics of this. This plant is hung nearly to the floor in an effort to keep the two huge spikes from hitting the ceiling. The ceiling is about 15 ft high, and the plant is only a foot or so off the ground (in the last photo). I am really going to have to get back there so I can get a picture or twenty of it when it is in bloom! I took a bunch of pics again that i'll post later. I also got a couple of pictures of one of the nurseries bug catchers...he was trying to be invisible next to a couple of stunning flowers.

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    I really like the flowers in the last picture with the strange beastie. Do you know what it is? It sort of looks like a dendrobium, but I'm really not at all sure. So exotic. And what is the beastie?

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    Wow that is a huge one !!! Eagerly awaiting the blooms ! thanks for sharing it with us Connie !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janet View Post
    I really like the flowers in the last picture with the strange beastie. Do you know what it is? It sort of looks like a dendrobium, but I'm really not at all sure. So exotic. And what is the beastie?
    I don't recall the name of the dendrobium...but it's a atroviolaceum cross I think. And the beastie is a frog...though i've got no idea what kind. Here in Florida some things are toxic...including frogs...I however do not know which ones so I just take their pics. lol We were just suprised as we had been standing there chatting away for five minutes before we even noticed prince charming hiding in the flowers.

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    Thanks Connie,

    Would love to visit florida because of all the orchid nurseries, but...toxic frogs?? Yeah, and if it's a dendro, atrovioalceum makes sense, but it's not as strange as some.

    Janet

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janet View Post
    Thanks Connie,

    Would love to visit florida because of all the orchid nurseries, but...toxic frogs?? Yeah, and if it's a dendro, atrovioalceum makes sense, but it's not as strange as some.

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    I love Florida, but yes we have some strange things. I watch too many nature shows...cane toads live here and are toxic but only if eaten by animals.

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    Janet that is Dendrobium hybrid under section Lautoria maybe atroviolaceum crossing, Connie the spike of Schombergkia so long wow, thanks for sharing it.

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    Are you going to take a stepladder to get a close-up of the flowers ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorsetman View Post
    Are you going to take a stepladder to get a close-up of the flowers ?
    Either that or a very tall friend. lol

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    Wow. That is a tall orchid spike!! Love the photo with the frog .

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