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Anoectochilus chapaensis (1st earned bloom)

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    Default Anoectochilus chapaensis (1st earned bloom)

    I'm a lil late posting this since it's already done blooming. Nothing too special but it would be considered my first earned bloom. It would figure of all orchids to bloom it would be a jewel. I still like it though. I don't have any good shots of the leaves. And I couldn't get a better bloom pic since I was limited on composition with it being stuck between the bars.









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    Love the flowers on this jewel orchid.

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    wow, ive never seen this one before... no matter what people say about jewels being all about the foliage, i still feel they stand tall alongside their more flamboyant peers... i have a soft spot for them cuz it was my first orchid, i was 10 years old and i made my mom let me buy one cuz somehow, i knew orchids were in my blood... and i was done with ordering disappointing shit from seed/bulb catalogs! thank the stars my mom was an enabler... and to this day she has about 5 massive hanging baskets overflowing with the increase of that one little clipping bought, well, lets just say a rather LONG time ago! i will keep an eye out for this one, i like the flowers, very different from what im used to.... and taiwan has a great variety of these, seems its a key element in chinese medicine!

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    Very nice, Nicki! How are you growing it?

    If this plant continues to do well for you, I may have to arrange an orchid trade with you down the road.

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    Great growing. I consider jewels a challenge. I've killed more than my fair share. Anoectochilus is one of the easier of the harder jewels to grow at my house. Not easy but I haven't killed it. I've always pinched off the blooms. I never knew what I was missing.
    Thanks for sharing!

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    The color on this one is quite nice. Thanks for sharing .

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    Great jewel orchid. I really like it and appreciate you sharing the blooms.

    cheers,
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    Thanks all
    Pavel this one is growing in the gritty mix under lights on the second shelf.
    Shane I hope I can hang on to mine that long. I'd love to get to the point I could have multiple plants and share.

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    I once found one of the jewel orchids growing on the forest floor ( North Thailand ) A.roxburghii - from memory. It was a mixed deciduous etc forest. I was puzzled as to how it could survive, Surely it would be smothered by the falling leaves , since the plant was prostrate - grew along the ground, not up. It was particularly dark in that forest, my light meter gave a reading of much less than one hundred Lux, although it has to be admitted that this was the rainy season , and not a bright sunny day. I realised that it must be capable of growing very fast indeed just to keep its leaves above the leaves which fell from the trees. When I got home I took the only jewel orchid I had, and put it under the bench, instead of on the bench - the darkest place I could find without it being out of sight , and lo and behold it started growing like mad.
    Personally I think they are worth growing for the leaves alone, and the flowers are best pinched out. If I want flowers ( I do ! ) there are plenty of other orchids.

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    I love the bright sunny flowers!
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