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Cyrostele Purple Rain

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    Default Cyrostele Purple Rain

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    Cyrostele ? Well, when I started growing orchids 57 years ago (!) both of the parents of this primary hybrid were called Odontoglossum. Now one is Rhyncostele bictoniensis, and the other is Cyrtochilum edwardii , and Rhy(ncostele) x Cyr(tochilum) = Cyrostele.
    Neither of the parents grows like the typical odontoglossum of old ( for example the one we used to call Odm crispum) , for edwardii likes it quite cold ( for an odon't') and dry, and bictoniense likes it a bit warmer and always dampish- albeit with a winter rest.
    This hybrid grows well for me in S/H standing in water/nutrient at 600µS and 6.0pH 24/7.
    The current flowers are darker than usual , I suspect weather - November , when the buds were developing had the lowest sunshine hours of any month for many years , here in Southern UK, and December seemed to rain on and off all the month - I recorded 115mm of rain, which is about twice the normal.
    I do like the arching spike, which is normal in this class of Oncidium-like orchids.

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    Super colour! I always think its a shame when we see a long flower spike overly trained.

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    Can't miss those colors, well done.

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    Wow!!. Looks so nice.

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    WOW! Super color. I'd love to grow these, but it's way too hot in Honolulu to grow these. Sigh....the grass is always greener on the other side......

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