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Orchid blooming in my garden, but don't know the name

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    Default Orchid blooming in my garden, but don't know the name

    This orchid is blooming in my little garden, but I don't know the name. I hope someone can help me identfy this flower. Below is the flower spikes.
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    For sure, this is a terresterial orchid, with the bulb inside the soil. The size of the spikes is around 50 cm, and the flowers is around 2 cm. Only several flowers bloom, but the rest don't open the petals.

    When I bought it from the flower market, the seller didn't know the name of the orchid. The leaves started to dry only after a week in my garden. I thought it was the end of the orchid, so I planned to use the pot for my sunflower. Fortunately I noticed several spikes emerging from the soil. I thought they were to replace the leaves, but they became flowers. I can't show you the leaves, because up to now, only flowers spikes are emerging.

    Thank you for those who can identify this flower.

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    Hmm, perhaps a Eulophia species?

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    walingwaling might be correct, that looks similar to a eulophia i saw listed on an auction site. i had never heard of them before, but the one i saw had brown flowers, and was from somewhere in the mountains of arabia. had a very interesting story, but the seller wanted and arm and a leg for it. they are apparently very hardy desert orchids.

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    I agree with Ron is Eulopia species nice flowers.

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    Dear friends,

    Thank you for the name, however I don't think it's eulopia. I have eulopia petersii and it needs different treatment.

    This orchid grows well in high humidity and full shade. The soil needs some organic fertilizer. While petersii needs bright light and drier environment. I grow petersii on volcanic sand with less humidity, otherwise it gets rotten.

    Now there are two spikes emerging, and one is going to be the leaf. I will show the leaf when it is fully developed.

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