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Ada aurantiaca

This is a discussion on Ada aurantiaca within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Originally Posted by mauraec Ah, your brilliant tangerine aurantiaca is at it again, Geoff! Brilliant! ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mauraec View Post
    Ah, your brilliant tangerine aurantiaca is at it again, Geoff! Brilliant! It seems to be settling into some kind of blooming pattern for you - last year it bloomed at the end of January, I think, and the year before, it bloomed in May. When, I wonder is the "official" blooming season for this orchid?
    Many of the South American thin-leaved species in the Oncidium alliance complete a whole year of growth, flower and rest (if any) in about 10 months in UK conditions, so they tend to flower at different times of the year ; but most are a bit shy of autumn flowering, so they may go from May, to March, to January and then - with a multi-growth plant, a different growth will flower a few months after the last one, before skipping best part of a year to start all over ; in other words its a bit erratic , and I strain to try and fit a pattern to it, and maybe `i am misunderstanding what is going on.

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    mabuhay!

    that's beautiful

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron-NY View Post
    very nice rescue Geoff. The color is stunning! I have seen some nice crosses with this as one parent, such as Adaglossum Mandarin and Kriegerara Chinese Tiger.
    I had also seen the Adaglossum Mandarin orchid. My friend had grown this plant indoors. You need to keep in a partial shade and in the intermediate-to-cool temperatures. You should water once a week.

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    Brassadas are nice though dont u think....very nice but too cool growing to stand any hope under my care

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    Absolutley brilliant colour, and I also like the feathery flower. I too have never come accross the Ada. before, and if it won't grow for my friend in Trinidad it sure won't grow for me.

    Congrats, good growing

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    i think this used to be a brassia, and it lends the cooler growing genes to allow me to grow hybrids bred from it without a greenhouse at all. it and its close relatives have taken brassias and miltassias and allowed them to thrive in normal 'room temp' conditions as well as extend their temp range from cool to warm growing. the vibrant orange is usually lost though, at least in primary hybrids. i'd really like a big brassia with that orange!!!!!!!!!! i bet this is amazing as a mature specimen plant though. what a shock of color.

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    WOW - that orchid is fiery red! I love it.

    cheers,
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