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Specimen size Cymbid

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    Default Specimen size Cymbid

    The Ultimate in specimen size cymbids.
    Yes, it is a back bulb flowering.


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    This is incredible! How can it flower without having leaves??

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    Every bulb has a number of "eyes", like a potato. They either produce a flower spike or new growth. This one was programmed to be a flower spike but never delivered. Once the bulb was removed, instead of putting up a growth it continued on as a flower spike. Its a rare occurance but not unheard of.

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    geepers, i need to get me one of these hahaha...

    quite amazing what these orchids can do really...

    so Roy, what's the name? I can't quite work it out...

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    That is strange to see. Will the orchid continue on and now put out new growth?

    Cheers,
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    The name is King Arthur 'Holy Grail', a plant I had for years. I cut the spike off after the pic and taking it to a few club meetings. It never really got going though, very small slow growth & I think I through it out the next year.

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    Awesome!!!!!

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