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The little brassavola that could!

This is a discussion on The little brassavola that could! within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Congratulations on a very well grown orchid !!...

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    Congratulations on a very well grown orchid !!

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    Julie, ur a shocker!!! U made me choke on my pizza (for breakfast) with so much laughter...

    Matt, how late? It's dark here from six at the moment so, when I get home from work will it be fragrant?

    Oh and how long do those flowers last?


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    Mine have bloomed at all times of the year, and it doesn't matter when the sun sets, the decline in the light triggers the scent regardless. I'm a sound sleeper, so I don't know what time it "shuts off its scent valve", but here in Minnesota it's getting dark around 8-ish, and it's still wooing the moths at 10-11 when I usually head for bed.
    The blooms last at least a month, and I've had them go for up to 3 months when the conditions were good. I have two of them mounted on cork bark.


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    Matt, that is a really lovely mounted plant. I love the form and the growth pattern along the mount--very satisfying. Thanks for sharing.


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