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Grammatophylum scriptum

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    Default Grammatophylum scriptum

    Hey guys--

    Picked this up at the local nursery for an incredible steal! The photo does not even come close to converying the size of this thing, its sitting in a 12 inch azalea pot! And I was out of room already!! Another large high light plant. I don't always think these things through......

    It is down to only one spike (outta 3-4 depending on which one it was, saw it when they first got the shipment), but it is SO worth it as it has fourth new growths starting. This is a pretty good nursery, always have a very small but unique selection, although usually pricey.
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    Wow, awesome purchse! I have always loved the markings on these flowers.

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    Great looking blooms. These get huge though!

    Cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brutal_Dreamer View Post
    Great looking blooms. These get huge though!
    Hah! Yeah Bruce, that's what I hear. Looking at the pics online they can just look beautiful. I can only imagine what it could look like next year with these 4 new growths, as long as I can treat it right.

    *sigh* I just love the big ones though. I just need to change my living room into a conservatory to fit the cymbids and this....

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    These are really cool and the flowers are beautiful, but yeah they get really big. The University of Washington greenhouse here in Seattle has a Gramm. speciosum that they grow in a 100 gallon container-can you imagine repotting ?

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    Very beautiful specimen of a scriptum! Scriptums flower very regularly and the size is manageable but can't say the same thing for Gram speciosum. As the Orchidlady says it's huge : I have personally seen some in their natural habitat hanging down almost 15ft from the forks of trees! They however don't flower regularly; even 2 or 3 years once. Here many of us grow them in the ground out in the open - just too big for pots.

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    Good for you. The large spikes can be awesome.

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    Stunner ! Remember Derek you can always count on me, if you ever have any space constraints just send me the plants, I have lots of space in my green house ! LOL

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    Good pick Derek, your nursery sounds very interesting.

    Here's a pic of the gigantic, 12 feet in diameter, 200 pounds Grammatophylum speciosum in display at the Brooklyn Botanic garden.
    Since we're on the grammo subject


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    that is amazing. have you seen it in bloom, Laurent?

    Cheers,
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