Orchid pic

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by TedsTank, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. TedsTank

    TedsTankWell Known MemberMember

    Yahoo!! My cattalaya orchid has bloomed...right on time every year. The variety is "Kings Ransom" a very large white.

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  2. Meenu

    MeenuFishlore VIPMember

  3. Kerber23Valued MemberMember

    very pritty :)

  4. Aquarist

    AquaristFishlore LegendMember

    It's beautiful Ted! Thanks for sharing. Does it have a good aroma?
  5. bolivianbaby

    bolivianbabyFishlore LegendMember

    That's gorgeous! Thanks for sharing the pic. You definitely have a green thumb.
  6. Robin4

    Robin4Valued MemberMember

    Gorgeous flower.... :)

  7. OP

    TedsTankWell Known MemberMember

    The scent can be very strong but only in direct sunlight!! It's strange how they do that....now, where I have them it's a very faint scent. It is a lovely aroma though. I need to divide it this spring and "up" pot it to a larger pot. If I have extra slips I will post it in late spring. IMO "Kings Ransom" is one of the absoutely top white Cattelaya varieties.
  8. harpua2002

    harpua2002Fishlore VIPMember

    That's beautiful! Thanks for sharing. :)
  9. navyscuba

    navyscubaWell Known MemberMember

    Ted that is an awesome Orchid you got there. I grow them too. Right now I have about 5 blooming on my garage is quite cold for them outside. I haven't finish my greenhouse so for now they are inside. Gotta finish the roof and side poly panels and get a good heater for the winter and I'll be set. I got a misting system I got about a year ago too. :;toast
  10. OP

    TedsTankWell Known MemberMember

    It's a fun hobby too! I had an 18 x 24 greenhouse in Virginia and built an auto misting system. My favorites were the Vandas and that family but can't do them well here. I still have a Lady Slipper type Paphiopedillum with the petals that get 12 - 18 inches long.....foo manchoo!!!!...should bloom this year I hope....been checkin for a bloom spike!
  11. Red1313

    Red1313Fishlore VIPMember

    I have 1 orchid, and it's alive but beyond that the only thing I know about it is it'll bloom in about 8 more years.

    Orchids are pretty but I think I'll stick with my roses :p
  12. speed0factory

    speed0factoryValued MemberMember

    nice a very big one, and do you know that orchid is the national flower of Singapore??? :)
  13. da bearNew MemberMember

    My wife is very much into orchids, check this out.


  14. Tigerlily

    TigerlilyWell Known MemberMember

    Incredibly beautiful, Ted!

    da bear, your wife's orchids are stunning also...and what a greenhouse!
  15. Meenu

    MeenuFishlore VIPMember

    ted, da bear's wife:
    i'm really impressed. :;nw
  16. OP

    TedsTankWell Known MemberMember

    da bear,....wow stunning...making me wish I had my greenhouse again...memories!!!

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