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    Default Vanda perplexa

    Nice fragrance vanda .
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    So pretty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheryl View Post
    So pretty!
    Thanks Sheryl.

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    Pretty.
    Why are some of the lips different color? Is it just a thing they do as they age?

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    [QUOTE=Keysguy;467655]Pretty.
    Why are some of the lips different color? Is it just a thing they do as they age?[/QUO.
    The beetles love to come to get the nectar and indirectly removed the anther helping in pollination, the pallor color actually has been pollinated. Your visual acuity is fantastic Leigh thanks.

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    Oh, I see that now. How interesting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keysguy View Post
    Oh, I see that now. How interesting!
    Yup ...there are so many thing I need to learn from these beautiful creatures my desire to go further never died.Thanks Leigh.

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    Well grown plant with wonderful flowers.

    To deal with the pollination of orchid flowers is emotionally tricky, at least for me. It is cute and all that when insects and also hummingbirds (where I live) pollinate the flowers but then they wilt and, if you want the flowers to last a little bit, eventually you want to stop it. I cannot have my Vanda testacea outdoors because ants pollinate the flowers which cause the distinct blue lip to turn pale and then the flowers wilt after another couple of days. I have to cover my red variety of Broughtonia sanguinea with a net because the hummingbirds pollinate the flowers which then wilt in 1-2 days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arne View Post
    Well grown plant with wonderful flowers.

    To deal with the pollination of orchid flowers is emotionally tricky, at least for me. It is cute and all that when insects and also hummingbirds (where I live) pollinate the flowers but then they wilt and, if you want the flowers to last a little bit, eventually you want to stop it. I cannot have my Vanda testacea outdoors because ants pollinate the flowers which cause the distinct blue lip to turn pale and then the flowers wilt after another couple of days. I have to cover my red variety of Broughtonia sanguinea with a net because the hummingbirds pollinate the flowers which then wilt in 1-2 days.
    Very good information I like it, needed extra work but as long as it worth it why not and you will enjoying longer period of the wonderful flowers. It's great to have netting which preventing the small creatures ( Birds and Insects) to disturb it. Here my worried is insects especially in Equator but yours Birds and insects too. Thanks Arne.

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