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This is a discussion on Biggest Orchid within the **NOT IN BLOOM** All Genera forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Originally Posted by Scrubber Thank you for pointing that out to me Jef09071984 but I ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrubber View Post
    Thank you for pointing that out to me Jef09071984 but I had read it. I thought someone out there may have been interested in knowing just how big they can grow, in or out of captivity.

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    Believe me, i knew there were some large ones, but that is massive!

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    Oh wait till you see a specimen sized plant vanda lissochiloides .... if naokis vanda is 8 feet tall .... that's nothing compared to the capability of the vanda lissochiloides. One I saw years back in the nursery of a local breeder - it was 10 meters (yes meters!) tall (or something like that) and almost a meter wide from leaf tip to leaf tip. It was like an electric post. Every node had a spent flower spike just showing that was a good clone and very floriferous! Never saw that plant again after I heard that breeder closed shop years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManilaByNight View Post
    Oh wait till you see a specimen sized plant vanda lissochiloides .... if naokis vanda is 8 feet tall .... that's nothing compared to the capability of the vanda lissochiloides. One I saw years back in the nursery of a local breeder - it was 10 meters (yes meters!) tall (or something like that) and almost a meter wide from leaf tip to leaf tip. It was like an electric post. Every node had a spent flower spike just showing that was a good clone and very floriferous! Never saw that plant again after I heard that breeder closed shop years ago.
    i really would like to have like that, as for me good large robust orchid really shows health and passion of the grower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManilaByNight View Post
    Oh wait till you see a specimen sized plant vanda lissochiloides .... if naokis vanda is 8 feet tall .... that's nothing compared to the capability of the vanda lissochiloides. One I saw years back in the nursery of a local breeder - it was 10 meters (yes meters!) tall (or something like that) and almost a meter wide from leaf tip to leaf tip. It was like an electric post. Every node had a spent flower spike just showing that was a good clone and very floriferous! Never saw that plant again after I heard that breeder closed shop years ago.
    I think you mentioned that earlier, and yes, 10 metres is massive! Thanks for using Metric, i can never understand imperial lol!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jef09071984 View Post
    i really would like to have like that, as for me good large robust orchid really shows health and passion of the grower.
    I bet you would Jeff!

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    i really wish it would come true as i saw this species only once
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrubber View Post
    Thank you for pointing that out to me Jef09071984 but I had read it. I thought someone out there may have been interested in knowing just how big they can grow, in or out of captivity.

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    Scrubber, that has to be a cultivated plant because Gram speciosum is from SE Asia and not a New World orchid. I have personally seen them growing in the wild with canes close to 20 feet in length, but unfortunately without flowers. They do grow in huge clumps usually in the forks of giant trees on river banks or very close to rivers. I gave my mine away because it never bloomed in the 7 years I had it.

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    Red face Renanopsis Lena Rowold

    I don't know if this qualifies for being included here. This is my Rnps Lena Rowold ( Vandopsis lissochiloides x Ren storei }, but being cared for by my brother and growing in his garden. This picture was taken about 2 years ago when the main plant was more than 8 ft tall. It has since added another foot to its height. The other plants around it are its keikis. NB the wire fence in the picture is 4 ft high.
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    Love it Yew Sung!

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    Quote Originally Posted by catttan View Post
    Scrubber, that has to be a cultivated plant because Gram speciosum is from SE Asia and not a New World orchid. I have personally seen them growing in the wild with canes close to 20 feet in length, but unfortunately without flowers. They do grow in huge clumps usually in the forks of giant trees on river banks or very close to rivers. I gave my mine away because it never bloomed in the 7 years I had it.
    Yes Yew. The G. speciosum is another massive plant - not as tall as what the V. lissochiloides I meantioned earlier but definitely way much THICKER because of the clumping habit! I agree too regarding the flowering - some growers here in the Philippines have (jokingly) nicknamed this as the "century" orchid (perhaps taken from the century egg name) because of its being so stingy in the flowering part. However, when the plant decides to flower it can also be spectacular with all those spikes and flowers being sent out!


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