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Esmeralda clarkei

This is a discussion on Esmeralda clarkei within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; A beautiful orchid rarely seen in culture, alas. I forgot to show it. The flowers ...

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    Default Esmeralda clarkei

    A beautiful orchid rarely seen in culture, alas. I forgot to show it.
    The flowers have faded 10 days ago. Grown in bark + sphagnum, in intermediate temperatures and with light between Phalaenopsis and Cattleya, almost no sun. Easy grower and bloomer since 4 years.





    And the beautiful lip which is articulated and moves when you blow on it.


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    Mabuhay!

    Loving it so much. Thanks for sharing. Congratulations!!!!

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    Thank you. As I always say, the most difficult with this plant is to find one.
    I also have a Esmeralda catcarthii since 1 year but it has never bloomed.

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    Cool! I don't think I've seen this species before. Thank you for sharing.

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    Beautiful species Eric! Never heard of it either, but the flowers are simply gorgeous! Lovely name too! Thanks for sharing!

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    Lovely orchid, Eric. What an interesting flower!

    cheers,
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    I've never seen this one before -- thanks for posting it! Gorgeous flowers!

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    I had not heard of Esmereldas before...but I love yours. Thanks for posting!

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    This is one of my favourites. It also is really interesting: the lip is suspended on some kind of biological spring and moves uo and down in the wind

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    Awesome!

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