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Finally, one of my vanilla orchids is in bud

This is a discussion on Finally, one of my vanilla orchids is in bud within the **NOT IN BLOOM** All Genera forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Finally, after 2 years of waiting, my Vanilla tahitensis has decided to flower. Yesterday I ...

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    Default Finally, one of my vanilla orchids is in bud

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    Finally, after 2 years of waiting, my Vanilla tahitensis has decided to flower. Yesterday I found that there were 2 buds forming. They are growing very quickly so hopefully I can post some pics of the open flowers. Just waiting for my others to start flowering.

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    Yay for you and your patience! Can't wait to see the blooms!

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    Woo-hoo! How fun is that?! I hope you get to catch a glimpse of them - I know they're short-lived little buggars.

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    I'm impressed. Congrats!

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    I don't want to sound skeptical, but I am not very sure if those are buds. I have a Vanilla planifolia and a Vanilla pompona, and neither of them flower at the apex of a growth. They usually flower at the nodes.

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    That's true Amey but it looks like buds.
    Congratulations Sally.

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    Congratulations! Hope we see blooms from your Vanilla tahitensis soon.

    cheers,
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    Can you post a picture of the plant? Congratulations, I can't wait to see the bloom. Please keep us updated. Thanks

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    Default Update on the flowers

    I've added the next picture to show the current stage of the flower buds.
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    Plus I discovered another flower bud. It originally looked like a shoot but came out with more buds.

    I've been going through all the info I have on how to pollinate these if they do come out. Just hoping that at least some come out before I go on holiday.

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    Wow I really would like to see the bloom. And you going on vacation? How long?

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