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Neof. falcata photos

This is a discussion on Neof. falcata photos within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Got this one from Jane last summer. After reading an article somewhere, I ended up ...

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    Default Neof. falcata photos

    Got this one from Jane last summer. After reading an article somewhere, I ended up sticking it in a ball of moss in a cheap ceramic pot. The fragrance is simply intoxicating.





    Neofinetia falcata is a diminutive member of the vanda tribe with a rich history. The earliest known records date from Chinese literature from the early 1600s, although the species is well-renowned as the "samurai's orchid", as it was highly-prized and cultivated by the Japanese nobility for centuries. There is a huge number of traditional named varieties, based on all aspects of flower and plant, ranging from flower color to leaf shape to root tip color. In particular, there exist rare pink and green-flowered varieties, along with a host of variegated clones.

    One of the most striking features of this species is its enthralling fragrance. Even small plants are known for their ability to fill entire rooms with a sweet vanilla scent. Neofinetia falcata is a very easy grower that will tolerate and thrive under a variety of conditions. It prefers bright diffuse light, intermediate to cool temperatures, and plenty of water during the growing season.

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    This is also one of my favourites... I absolutely love the smell of the flowers on these!

    Thanks also for the cultural note... I wasn't sure how much light to give my Neo...

    Btw, is that pot filled to the bottom with sphag?

    Cheers
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    I love the Neo.f., Jmoney.
    I've been reading about bonzai,
    and how it is the tree, and the pot,
    and I thought I'd let you know,
    although it might be a 'cheap ceramic pot'
    it certainly creates a nice complete picture.
    "dressy pots" can be a nice change from
    deli rigueur, or terra cotta hum drum.

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    Beautiful ! I also like the pot , a lady at one of the Orchid club meetings had one she bought from a show ,yours is just as nice even nicer , she paid almost $100 for the pot ! " Thanks for sharing your plant my Neo. has survived me for a long time , my kind of plant . Gin

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    thanks all. The bulk of the pots are filled with charcoal or styrafoam or something like that (I forget). The ball of moss starts near the top of the pot.

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    aaah ok... so I guess that means the pot doesn't have a hole in the bottom?

    Cheers
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    there's a hole for drainage, so watering is easy enough.

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    So, Jason, would you say that growing Neos this way is better or would this be considered more for aesthetic purpose....

    And as far as water... do you keep the sphag wet, damp or let it dry between watering?

    Cheers
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    Gorgeous !! What a picture ,and it obviously loves its new home . That has got to be the best displayed neo. falcata I have seen. 2 thumbs up !!

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    I agree--beautiful pic, Jason, and very nice plant, too!

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