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#1 Guest_Andreas Eils_*

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Posted 19 May 2011 - 19:59 PM

Good evening,

I have another orchid to show you. Not a painted one this time but a real living plant! :wink:

I grow this orchid for three years now and this spring it´s the first time it sent out a flower from the biggest bulb. :smile: Its name is Pleione x Stromboli 'Fireball'. This hybrid is made of Pleione pleionoides and P. bulbocodioides.

First it had to take a shower to be cleaned from loads of pollen the wind blew in.

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Some nice, red streaks in the depth of the gorge.

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You see that orchids have far more than just one chocolate side! :biggrin:

The name "Stromboli Fireball" is aptly chosen, don´t you think so, too?

I consider to obtain a couple of more Pleione bulbils coming autumn/winter. I really love´em! :yes:



Edited by Andreas Eils, 19 May 2011 - 20:02 PM.

#2 Miloslav Macháček

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Posted 19 May 2011 - 22:19 PM

Wow this is really beautiful one! Congrats for the flower :sun_bespectacled:

By he way the pollen flying everywhere for about three weaks is really annoying! All my outside pots with CPs look mouldy - even the plants are completly plastered with it! So I know what you are talking about :smile:

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Posted 20 May 2011 - 03:01 AM

:man_in_love: :Laie_71mini:
Very Nice vivid color on your images..I love it...It reminds me of tranparency film

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Posted 20 May 2011 - 06:12 AM

I've seen Pleione before, and not liked them particularly. This plant seems to have broken that rule! Well grown!