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Spathoglottis plicata very pale variety

This is a discussion on Spathoglottis plicata very pale variety within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; This ground orchid genus has always been one of my favorite photography subjects. The shape ...

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    Default Spathoglottis plicata very pale variety

    This ground orchid genus has always been one of my favorite photography subjects. The shape and texture and the color shadings make for interesting picture-taking.
    I bought this plant as the alba variety more than a year ago. It has survived an aphids outbreak, and was perhaps the source of a scale outbreak as well; both were successfully fought off with Malathion. As you can see the first rebloom in my house showed not quite the alba expectations.



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    Wow, Nelson, that is exquisite! I LOVE the wash of pink. Really great!

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    It may not have met your alba expectations but WOW it is beautiful! And your photography (as always) is exquisite.

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    It is lovely, Nelson!

    In the second photo, are those bracts, or are those actually leaves? I'd be curious to see the whole plant.

    Julie

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    Pretty much what the ladies have said.... bravo!

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    Default Thank you, ladies and gentleman.

    Quote Originally Posted by Piper
    It is lovely, Nelson!

    In the second photo, are those bracts, or are those actually leaves? I'd be curious to see the whole plant.

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    Bracts.

    I am sorry Julie. The plant is too big and ungainly for the backdrop of black corduroy that is in my studio-workplace (aka, bedroom). The leaves are huge, about two feet long at most, and since the pot is right next to the metal fence, most of them are broken up and/or injured. Like most celebrities, what you get to see is her best angle hahaha.

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    Default Dang.


    Here it is, anyway.

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    Thanks, Nelson!

    The bracts are quite large relative to the flower size, which is why I asked. How big are the blooms?

    I love the orchid prison shot!

    Julie

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    Default I agree. The bracts are quite big.

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    Thanks, Nelson!

    The bracts are quite large relative to the flower size, which is why I asked. How big are the blooms?

    I love the orchid prison shot!

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    Sepals and petals 2.8 cm. long.

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    Nice orchid!

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