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Vanda lilacina

This is a discussion on Vanda lilacina within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; lilacina has much smaller flowers than coerulescens - like one inch and two inch respectively. ...

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    lilacina has much smaller flowers than coerulescens - like one inch and two inch respectively. I have seen lilacina in the wild ; makes great clumps, and has the curious feature that you can often see old plants , branched to give lots of growths, and where every flower has formed a seed pod. There are also several varieties where the lip is a contrasting colour - I saw those only at the big botanic garden outside Chiangmai in Thailand, never seen them in the wild.
    The darkness of the blue is also variable too - anything between quite light and quite dark - could be genetic, but I think more likely to be quality of light. Coerulescens is just not worth growing in Uk, never gets a decent colour at all, just a dirty grey - at least back in the last century when really good summers were as frequent as hens teeth. Maybe with global warming ( very noticeable here with really sunny years, one after the other ) may be worth another go.

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    Thanks. Lilacina is on the top of my wish list. I will persue one again in the spring since shipping in my area is not safe for plants
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    wow, awsome!

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