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Phal. lobbii

This is a discussion on Phal. lobbii within the Phalaenopsis, Oncidium, & Intergenerics IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Here's the first one of the big haul that opened (or has a spike as ...

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    Here's the first one of the big haul that opened (or has a spike as the others are all babies). It's just a bit smaller than a quarter but really cute and looks like it's smiling. It looks like it has a bit of a snake tongue at the top of the lip.

    It's also called Phal. parishii var. lobbii and grows in the Eastern Himalayas at 1200-1500 ft. This dwarf species is more tolerant of higher light levels than most other phal species and can take up to 1800 footcandles. They can flower more than once a year but usually during the spring so mine must be confused.
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    Ohhh, wow. I LOVE it! So very cute, and from the Himalayas, too. I bid on one a few weeks ago, and it went way beyond my meager means... So I will enjoy yours vicariously! :-)

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    Awesome job! I have read that these are hard to even keep alive!

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    How precious! Good job.

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    Wow, that little one is cute!

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    It's a cutie! I am learning to appreciate the smaller ones....they can be so delicate. Thanks for the pics...
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    The second flower opened a few days ago. I figured I'd wait until it fully opened. My wife is freaked out by them since they have some kind of sneaky looking smiley face (like the Joker).
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    They are too cute!! Mine blasted the spike it had been working on for the last two months...

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    Very pretty!
    mine's in spike & I'm keeping my fingers crossed I get to see the flowers..

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    NICE! I have 3 or 4 spikes on mine this year with the buds currently swelling. I keep mine mounted.

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