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    Default zygo- is this normal

    So this "15-18 inch"Name:  DSC_0044.JPG
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Size:  136.3 KB zygo arrived in the mail tues. It's 32" what the hell? I didn't think they got that big.

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    I have never seen a Zygo. that big. Is it possibly mis-labeled and is something else?

    Susan

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    maybe, I trust the nursery that sent it to me (even though they said 15-18 inches). I may have gotten the one hybrid that happens to be a giant :/

    ---------- Post Merged at 08:47 PM ----------

    It's blue blazes barrie ford btw

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    It is just the way the plant has been grown ; the "tallest" leaves are like mother-in-law's tongue ( Sansievera trifasciata) - straight up. Normally the leaves flex outwardly and downwardly, reducing the height.
    My guess is that this is one of a batch of many plants - maybe a hundred - who knows, placed together with th pots almost touching, and this is the only way the leaves could grow, because of all the others.
    My zygos do average 15-18 inches, but if I hold the leaves up straight, like this, some of them are over 30 inches.

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    Well, in one way that's a relief. But if they go outward I have a 32" wide orchid :/ Also a bit too big for my window.

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    And just saw today that it's sending up a flower spike, so about to get even taller.

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    Well I've got plenty of room for it Charity lol!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheryl View Post
    Well I've got plenty of room for it Charity lol!!
    Me too!

    And, I was thinking the same thing as Geoff. Likely it was forced to get light this way by being packed in with many others in a crate in the grow house. The leaves should naturally re-adjust with space. It is beautiful. I cannot wait to see the blooms!!

    cheers,
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    I may have to buy a new house to fit it in, but dammit, it's gonna fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charity View Post
    I may have to buy a new house to fit it in, but dammit, it's gonna fit.
    Which is why one orchid can lead to a greenhouse.

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