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Another blue vandaceous orchid - Cleisostoma merrillanum

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    Default Another blue vandaceous orchid - Cleisostoma merrillanum

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    Not quite as large or saucer-like as the V.coerulea/sanderiana plants ; in fac t really quite small. Maybe almost a centimetre across !
    I have been growing this for about three years, from a seedling, and t his is the first flowering.
    An interesting little thing.
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    congrat for the bloom Geoff,your patience pay off

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    Adorable little things! How large is the plant?

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    Great blue coloring on this orchid. Well grown and bloomed.

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    That is really pretty, Geoff. First time seeing this little beauty.

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    Congratulations, Geoff. It is adorable, love the tiny blue flowers!

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    Oh they are precious! Such delicate colors!

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    I have not seen photos of this for quite sometime. What a wonderful icey blue color. Good growing Geoff! AL

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    Quote Originally Posted by pavel View Post
    Adorable little things! How large is the plant?
    The longest leaf is about 5 inches - 12 cm or thereabouts

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