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Cymbidium tracyanum

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    Nicely grown - great show!

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    Default Cymbidium tracyanum

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    This is the 2016 blooming of this plant


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    This is the 2015 blooming of this same plant.


    Crazy, right? Looks like two different varieties of tracyanum - but that first bloom was shortly after I bought it, and this one is under my conditions. That lighter flower was in spring too, an atypical time for tracyanum to bloom. Perhaps that's why the difference?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orquiadicto View Post
    I've been googling around and I don't think it's a tracyanum. It doesn't have a scent and the blooms are smaller than those of the tracyanum. Probably it's a hybrid of it. Not that it matters though.
    I agree, though I'd say it looks like a primary hybrid: maybe Ken Siew, which is tracyanum by erythraeum. It is beautiful - and six spikes! A six spike in bloom tracyanum cross, that must have set you back a pretty penny.

    Though both erythraeum and tracyanum have a beautiful fragrance. My Ken Siew is in bud for the first time, I sure hope it is fragrant.

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    I'm afraid it's not a six spike. It has 10 spikes, and yes, it sure wasn't cheap. I also think it's Ken Siew but I have to disappoint you: it doesn't smell.

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    Ten is better than six!! And a bona fide specimen plant, for sure. Are you going to divide it? Or try to get it to grow 20 spikes?

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    For the time being I won't devide it. Perhaps I repot it next year but I want to turn it into a big specimen.
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    Super Jesus I like it.

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    My Ken Siew has opened up and it does have a nice smell - more like erythraum than tracyanum. Make sure you are trying to smell it at the warmest time of the day.

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    I'll ask someone else to smell. I'm afraid more than 30 years of heavy smoking has asked its toll. I do smell strong scents.

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    I'll do that.

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    wait a second. It has 10 spikes and you want to "turn it into" a big specimen?!?! I got news for you brother

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