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My favourite orchid - Ceratostylis retisquama

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    Default My favourite orchid - Ceratostylis retisquama

    Why favourite ? This is the fourth flush of flowers this year, and its so cheerful .

    Grown hanging up with my vandaceous plants and getting the same treatment ( frequent sprays, rare dunks) although of coures it isn't vandaceoius - its actually in sub-tribe Erinii with the Erias,

    I have discovered a source for another of the genus with cream flowers, but won't risk an air-mail parcel until after the winter in case it turns cold , and anyway there is nothing else to order from that source at present.

    I have shown it before, maybe more than once - its difficult not to be enthusiastic about this little charmer - but under the former or otherwise wrong name C.rubra.Name:  Ceratosylis-retisquama-Nov.jpg
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    That is extremely nice.

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    Excellant rich orange-red!

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    Indeed a charming orchid! Love the soft color and prolific blooms of this orchid! Nice growing, Geoff!

    Cheers,
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    Beautiful! I love the lush colors of the flowers and the foliage. Good growing.

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    Lovely Geoff. You gave it same treatment as your vandaceous, is it hot growing?

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    Gorgeous color!

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    Your post and the photographs you have shown here at The Forum show me why you find this particular orchid so appealing. The blooms glisten. AL

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    Very nice..

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