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 Post subject: Phal. violacea first bloomer
PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:25 am 
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The color is much more intense in person -- very solid. Looks like some stipling in the photo, but that is not there in "real life." Since the photo was taken, the laterals have taken on a "stronger" posture. I think I'm going to like this one.


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 Post subject: Re: Phal. violacea first bloomer
PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:31 pm 
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Very nice Walton! :)


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 Post subject: Re: Phal. violacea first bloomer
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It is a winner. Great color.


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 Post subject: Re: Phal. violacea first bloomer
PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:58 am 
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Thanks, guys; I'm pretty tickled with it.
Happy Thanksgiving,
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 Post subject: Re: Phal. violacea first bloomer
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NICE!!! And it smells great too!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Phal. violacea first bloomer
PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:33 am 
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RandyT wrote:
NICE!!! And it smells great too!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Thanks, Randy, and you are SO right: I have this plant in my kitchen light-stand (otherwise known as a kitchen counter with a light stand propped up on bread trays...my goodness, I need professional help!) and indeed, the fragrance has nearly run me out of the house twice now. In the mornings, I boil a huge pot of water the first thing when I get up (to raise humidity for my entire indoor collection); when the air is noticeably more humid, this plant's fragrance goes off like a BOMB!

As the flower in the photo here continued to mature, it actually got fuller -- the laterals are quite wide. It is sitting less than one foot from the violacea 'Jia Ho' that Peter just posted photos of (my current bloom on 'Jia Ho' is very, very nearly as dark as this plant here...). I never like to use my only plant of anything as a parent, but it is MIGHTY hard to resist combining a very long line of man-made "improvements" with jungle blood. I may have to order another 'Jia Ho' from Peter if he still has them because, as he notes, it tends to flower from EVERY node all the way down to the base of the spike. Perhaps someone knows how to stem such a spike after all, but in my limited experience, all I ever got was excitement from seeing the node swell -- and a flower spike emerge instead of a plant.
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