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Sophronitis mantiqueirae

This is a discussion on Sophronitis mantiqueirae within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Hi everyone. Well, lucky me! just found this little (and i mean little) beauty in ...

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    Hi everyone. Well, lucky me! just found this little (and i mean little) beauty in flower in the greenhouse and am so excited as it has been a temperamental little bugger to grow and even to flower!!
    If you guys are used to seeing Soph. coccinea in bloom then this one would definitely need a closer look...with a magnifying glass.
    The flowers are only slightly bigger than the end of a thumb and the plant itself quite diminutive. But oh so cute.
    I hope you like the photo and apparently these are not so common any more so if you have any questions please feel free to ask.
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    Aww, it's so cute!

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    That's lovely, good for you!

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    Sweet, pretty color.

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    Such a pretty little thing; and the colour, wow.

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    I love the funnel shaped lip. Great growing!

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    very nice!! I finally got my Soph cernua to bloom this year for me.

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    Congrats, it's a real cutie.

    My coccinea won't decide if it's dying or not I've no idea what it wants. Champagne truffles, perhaps.

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    very nice! and yes, not one seen often, maybe because they are such a bugger to keep alive. Well done with gettting yours to bloom, looks like the plant is quite healthy!

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    Well....what a lovely bunch of people! thank you for all your positive compliments. And it is a bugger to grow and luck on my side this one has been alive for me for nearly 12 years!!! it is so slow growing though that you may watch grass grow quicker... seriously!
    I hope that more of you may try this little gem, or at least try and find one to grow as they are such a delicacy and so cute. This one has now set my mind on trying others in the Sophronitis genus and I have an order in place already. Lucky they are small, that way I can sneak some more in unnoticed.... he he he
    Cheers

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