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Brassia Memoria Fritz Boedeker

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    Haven't seen many Brassias posted recently (I think Jason put up the last one several months ago) so thought I'd share this since it's in bloom.

    Very fragrant when the light hits it in the mornings--sweet and lemony, like Lemon Drops candy--and each bloom is a good 8 inches from top to bottom. This isn't the best blooming I've had of it; there are only eight flowers per side when usually there are twelve or thirteen, but the plant does have another spike coming. Plant is a division of a division of a division of a division of a first bloom seedling I bought fifteen years ago when I was a wee lad....

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    How neat is that? Those look like angry little men with very strange head things on. That's what I see at least.

    I really wish I had the room for plants like this, but alas it can't be.

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    cool, lja!

    mine is in spike too....is that the real color of your fritz? mine seem to be more yellow than green.

    looking back at the post, you didnt type a clonal name for the fritz. mine is 'witch doctor' (i was a victim of marketing -- it was really the name that made me buy this plant in the first place).

    how big is the plant?

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    Thanks, you guys.

    No clonal epithet on this one (guess I'll just have to call it 'lja'? 'Witchy Louie'? Something.....) That's the actual color; these flowers at the base just opened a couple days ago so there are several unopened buds left at the tip. But they'll definitely darken from pale green to yellow as they age. We sold a bigger division of this at the last show; this one's only got 8 growths, but it's a comin' right along.... I think they're very cool--neat that you've got one too, kewpie!

    (oops.... see the problem. Tag had AM/AOS but no clone name: wishful thinking maybe? I'll take that out. Sure hope I didn't write it that way on the sold one--that would have been bad....)

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    Nice one, Louis!

    I love Brassias! My verrucosa is in spike, and should be along in the next month or so. I'm bummed I only have a single spike this year. I had a bunch last year (after just purchasing the plant). It's been growing like a weed, so I hoped for many spikes, but maybe it's just growing into its newer, bigger pot too much and couldn't be bothered with more than one spike this time.

    Your flowers are very upright (mine spread their arms a bit more) and very green. I'd love to see the color change as they age. I remember that from mine. They very much yellowed after a day or two. How long do your blooms last?

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    im gonna type this *really* softly, since i dont want my fritz to hear:

    I LIKE YOUR GREEN BETTER THAN MY YELLER.



    but mine is bigger than yours!

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    ...boys...

    Julie

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    very nice arrangement...very green too!

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    Really pretty , I like the green better too , Good gorwing . Gin

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    I think it's interesting that at all the nurseries around here when I see brassias, they have absolutely no fragrance. It's made me shun them. How much light is required for that, Louis? It looks really neat.

    RSJ

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