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1st rebloom for Dtps; small magenta blooms

This is a discussion on 1st rebloom for Dtps; small magenta blooms within the Phalaenopsis, Oncidium, & Intergenerics IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Hi all! Just thought I would share this cutie with the forum . Unfortunately it ...

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    Smile 1st rebloom for Dtps; small magenta blooms

    Hi all!

    Just thought I would share this cutie with the forum. Unfortunately it is a NOID, but I really do love it - it was one of several big-box purchases I made with blooms that don't look like every other Dtps out there IMO, haha...

    The blooms are very small (about 1.5" across) and a very dark magenta color. It may be Dtps. Purple Gem, but I'm not sure - the petals are a bit different on this one - they have a really cool cut edges, as if someone had cut them out of magenta construction paper I also like the little spotted throat.

    Anyways, I wanted to share this bloom pic bc I'll have to be removing the spike from this plant early this week...this is a stress spike that came up after I repotted into S&H, and the plant itself is visibly declining a bit as it put up this spike, so in order to save the plant, the spike's gotta go!

    Thanks for looking!
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    Very nice rich color and I like the shape of the bloom,

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    Thanks Laurent!

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    Could this be Dtps. Queen Beer ?

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    That is such a great shape and color. A keeper for sure! Sorry you have to cut the spike, but I agree it is probably best. You want the plant to survive. Best of luck!

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    I don't think it's Purple Gem,
    as I know foliage on Purple Gem looks a bit different...
    It's looks to me really like Dtps. Queen Beer.

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    To save the flowers, put warm water and a pinch of sugar in the vase. If you have any flower food packets use about half a packet along with the sugar and it gives you more time before the flowers droop. Every three days change the water being sure to cut a small bit of the stem off. The water needs to be room temp. otherwise the buds will not open. I have kept cut spikes from rescues in bloom for over a month using this method. Best of luck with your phal!
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    Awe, you're sweet Connie - I will definitely do this! I do have some flower food packets in my kitchen drawer...I usually steal a few from the floral department if I ever buy flowers I really appreciate your help, especially because I told my husband today that I would have to cut the spike, and he nearly had a heart attack!! Apparently he really loves these little magenta beauties...I really LOL'd because I had no idea that he even KNEW there were orchids living in this apartment!! Men, I tell ya...

    Whoops, forgot to mention, I think it is Dtps. Queen Beer!! Thanks for letting me know! Great name...hahaha...

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    What a beautiful color!! My other half and my son act like they don't even notice the 'chids around here until one of them will make a nice comment about one of them blooming and then I know they really do like them and are paying way more attention than what they let on! Ha! Men!

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    BTW Becky how do you know the difference between a regular spike and a stress spike??

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