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Gastrochilus japonicus

This is a discussion on Gastrochilus japonicus within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; One of the few plants I grow on cork bark ( the bark of the ...

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    One of the few plants I grow on cork bark ( the bark of the cork oak, as used for making wine bottle corks - which- the oak - grows in Portugal and Spain - but does not have epiphytes on it - that I have seen, anyway !.

    The orchid of course comes from what here in UK we call the Far East. I guess if you live in The Phillipines, you call it home !. ( and maybe you call us the Far West ? )

    A little charmer this one. Hardly any different from one or two other members of the genus - to my eyes, but I am happy to grow every one I can find. Flowers the size of my finger nails , and they say I have got big hands - so approaching 15mm at the best.

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    A dainty delight. It's a small world after all. AL

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    lovely bloom on a nice mount again

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    Ooh, isn't that charming!! I love it!! Great growing!

    I have yet to bloom either of my two mounted orchids; I'm hoping one of them does something soon! Thanks for sharing!!

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    I have to show this to mine; maybe it'll get jealous and put on a show too!

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    Love this cute Gastrochilus japonicus, Geoff.

    cheers,
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    Adorable lil plant, Geoff. I had one for several years and then it went into a death spiral. Haven't found an inexpensive one at a show since.

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    Hi Geoff, from the far West,

    this species isn't found yet in the Philippines, our representative is Gastrochilus calceolaris.

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    Gorgeous always love this species as the flowers so dense and lasting.

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