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A lovely Lycaste saccata

This is a discussion on A lovely Lycaste saccata within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; This is Lycaste saccata. This is my first Lycaste and I did not know that ...

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    Default A lovely Lycaste saccata

    This is Lycaste saccata. This is my first Lycaste and I did not know that many of the yellow Lycaste lose their leaves before they bloom. I had been growing it with my Catts., lots of HPS lighting when all of a sudden the big pleated leaves began yellowing. I thought for sure I killed it. The last leaf fell off just in time for 24 buds to appear at the base of several pseudobulbs. Here is the result. This picture was taken the day after the blossoms opened, they opened a little more but not much more. Last weekend it brought me a blue ribbon at the Ann Arbor, Mi. show. I was not sure if I needed to let it sit after blooming but by the looks of the new growth, this one will rest later......
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    Lovely! I really love these. Congratulations on the award and great growing.

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    Congratulations, Don! That is one impressive display.

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    Beautiful display.

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    Congratulations Don! That is awesome and what a beautiful display! What an orchid!

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    Congratulations Don glad that you got award very beautiful I was told that this specie long lasting any smell ?Zain

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    From the shock of it losing all its leaves unexpectedly, to a Blue Ribbon and beautiful, multiple blooms is quite a change of fortunes. Congrats Don! AL

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    Congratulations for your prize and wonderful display of this Lycaste Don!

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    Thanks everyone.
    Zain - yes it is fragrant, hard to describe but kinda like hand lotion. The blossoms last several weeks.

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    Congratulations! That is lovely, especially after a scare!

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