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Stanhopea in labor !!!

This is a discussion on Stanhopea in labor !!! within the **NOT IN BLOOM** All Genera forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Actually this has been growing for over a month but I do understand that the ...

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    Actually this has been growing for over a month but I do understand that the flowers will only last 2-3 days. I love the fragrance. And actually I like watching the plants grow better than the actual blooming. OK call me crazy !!!!
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    Dare I say it, the flowers might be YELLOW?

    Could this be S. wardii? My second guess would be S. graveolens. Third I'll say S. occulata. Of course, if it's a hybrid...

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    Looks like it is going to be yellow to me !!! Oh LOOK 2000 Posts YEA !!!!
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    I'm all agog! Judi

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    Quote Originally Posted by Molly Taco View Post
    Looks like it is going to be yellow to me !!! Oh LOOK 2000 Posts YEA !!!!
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    WhooHoo! Congrats on the posts and the Stan!
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    Congrats on the Stan and the post!
    Stans are amazing. You will thoroughly enjoy it even though the blooms are not very long lasting! BTW, keep the blooming plant at more coolish temps will help to prolong the life of the blooms!
    Cheers. Hoa.

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    Would it stand AC? That is the only cool place down here right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Molly Taco View Post
    Would it stand AC? That is the only cool place down here right now.
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    Hi Cin,
    Well, just wait until the blooms open, then you can take it inside, where it is shady and AC. The plant and flowers should be able to live in semi-suspension for a few days!
    I have seen people being able to bloom these guys in Santa Barbara in their unheated shade house where temps in the summer rarely are in the 80s, mostly in the 70s. The blooms indeed last much longer.
    Cheers. Hoa.

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    Thanks Hoa for the help, I need all that I can get. Here is the latest pic from this evening. That is my hand behind the buds, I don't have a petite hand so these suckers are fair sized.
    Enjoy, Cin
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    They look like something edible!

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