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Dou-dii Spot 'The King' x Salu Peoker 'Spotted Moon'

This is a discussion on Dou-dii Spot 'The King' x Salu Peoker 'Spotted Moon' within the Phalaenopsis, Oncidium, & Intergenerics IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; A new flower has bloomed! Notice the difference between what it looks like now versus ...

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    Default Dou-dii Spot 'The King' x Salu Peoker 'Spotted Moon'

    A new flower has bloomed!

    Notice the difference between what it looks like now versus what it looked like last year when it arrived. The darker one is from this year.

    Any clues as to why?

    The darker one is more like my other Dou-dii Spot x Salu Peoker which has no cultivar names. This one is in bloom as well.
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    Temperature during development can make a difference. Both are beautiful flowers.

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    I agree with KC C. Temp differences when the bloom was developing. I have seen this with oncidiums too.

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    Well, whatever the cause is, I really like the darker colour.

    Can I ask, what sort of temperature differences might induce this difference? Are we talking a couple of degrees, or something more substantial?

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    When I received the plant it was already in flower so I do not know what it experienced.

    This year I exposed it to varying temps, but mostly it was in a fairly low humidity and room temp part of the house with little variation. 65-70 probably. Then I moved it to our new plant room where it cools during the night and is fairly warm during the day from the lights. Humidity is higher too.

    So, who knows.

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    I would have given the plant away in the first photo, no offense but it's not my taste. My loss then because this years blooming this beautiful. Much more saturated colour and ideal shape.

    Sometimes lighting issues also cause these types of phals to bloom wierd. I have one that is similar (I can't look at the name because im not at home again) It's a Brother Buddha cross with similar shape, texture and spotting. It bloomed funny last year because of low lighting and then aborted the blooms after a few weeks.

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    I agree that both lighting and temperature can make a big difference in blooms. My catts are more sensitive to lighting changes, phals tend to be more affected by temperature.

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