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Pleuro. ghiesbrechtiana aka quadrifida ( per IOSPE)

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    Default Pleuro. ghiesbrechtiana aka quadrifida ( per IOSPE)

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    Quite a few Pleuros have this look - a row of hanging bell-like ( or if you want to be rude - jaw-like) flowers , and differ only in the name on the label and the colour of the flowers. These are a nice lemony yellow - which seems a bit shy to appear on the screen - always too orange, and when color corrected, too green. You'll just have to use your imagination then !.
    Part of my birthday present, too long in the parcel, so that the spikes probably grew , hence the contorted shapes - they should be straight ! Also a lot of buds dropped off. But enough left to be worth showing you I think.
    Now for the repot - the firm I bought it from grow everything in large lumps of very hard peat , with enormous air spaces. Orchids love it, but I would need to employ someone to be permanently watering to grow everything like that , so its off with the old and on with the new ( medium and fine bark mixed together with a spoonful of Perlite too) and then maybe I'll be able to show it looking 100% better next time..

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    Aside from the plant and blooms, I have to commend for such a fabulous, mysterious first photo! I can't take my eyes off it. Brilliant lighting to get the silhouette outlined in bright green/yellow. Should be on the cover of a glossy orchid magazine. The closeups of the blooms are great as usual - such a narrow depth-of-field on the second shot - again, beautifully executed. Congrats - I have no doubt you'll whip the plant into perfect shape next time around.

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    Beautiful pleuro!

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    Too cool...and I too love your pictures! Great job...can't wait to see what they look like when it re-blooms for you next.

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