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Phaius Tankerville "The nuns orchid"

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    Default Phaius Tankerville "The nuns orchid"

    My nuns orchid isn't as huge as some, so I waited until it was nearly bloomed all the way to share my pics...one bloom opened indoors and looks much different than the others. I had wanted one of these for sometime. It has a pleasant smell that isn't overwhelming. I included a view from the top looking down, it's like having two different flowers. From the back they are pure white, yet from the front they are intense and vibrant. There are also several new growths, four from what I can see right now. One flower spike was broken, I'm wondering if one of the new spikes might be replacing it. Hope, hope, hope....

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    The 3 new growths, there is one on the back p-bulb but it's hard to see...and the broken flower spike. I've coated it in cinnamon since this was taken.

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    Another on the front side...

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    Obviously these are easy growers.

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    job well done Connie... they look fantastic.

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    Connie, that is fantastic!! Are you kidding? WOW. It is so well bloomed.

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    It looks great I can not get more than one spike of mine,but what I have done is section the cane when the flowers have finished and laid it on spag, out of the four peices two nodes have put up new growths, but they will take a bit time to flowering.
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    I had heard about the trick with the spent flower spike...and will definitely be trying it. If I can get them to grow I can share them...

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    Here I am, once again drooling over a picture of a nun's orchid! It's lovely, Connie. Nice job blooming it!

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    I have a book on Cuban orchids and in it it said that Tankerville grew wild there and they used them for cut flowers.When we were there last year we went to a garden out of Habana and they were growing in the ground so I assume you could do the same in Florida.This is what the cut stems look like.
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