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The Samurai orchid: Neofinetia falcata

#1 User is offline   yctan118 

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Posted 30 September 2005 - 03:56 PM

wow... nice plant! Can share close-up pictures please?
Robin,
Do you own a nursery? No wonder your plants are all so pretty.
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Posted 30 September 2005 - 04:11 PM

geez....cannot see the flowers leh...only the background ageng... :cry:
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Posted 30 September 2005 - 04:22 PM

yctan118 said:

wow... nice plant!  Can share close-up pictures please?
Robin,
Do you own a nursery?  No wonder your plants are all so pretty.


I'm not that rich. I grow my plants at a nursery. As a matter of fact, my plant are all quite ugly and wild-looking.
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Posted 30 September 2005 - 04:23 PM

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geez....cannot see the flowers leh...only the background ageng... :cry:


I don't have a decent camera. White flowers and small flowers are very difficult to photograph loh.
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Posted 30 September 2005 - 04:32 PM

Robin said:

I'm not that rich.  I grow my plants at a nursery.  As a matter of fact, my plant are all quite ugly and wild-looking.


Hmm...it looks very nice. Wild-looking = natural beauty!
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Posted 30 September 2005 - 05:57 PM

how u manage to get it to grow? I got a few last time..all went to the compost heap. U mount it on drift wood?
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Posted 30 September 2005 - 07:20 PM

Nope. My plant is mounted on cork bark. It allows stability of PH and quicker drying in between waterings.
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Posted 01 October 2005 - 08:48 AM

oh...nice..I'll give it another shot if I come across it again..thanx
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Posted 01 October 2005 - 08:22 PM

Robin said:

I'm not that rich.  I grow my plants at a nursery.  As a matter of fact, my plant are all quite ugly and wild-looking.


Robin,
Oh.. Did not know you could grow plant at a nursery. Is this something like a plant hotel? Do you need to pay the nursery for growing your plants at the nursery?
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Posted 01 October 2005 - 09:44 PM

My impression was that neofineta falcata is a cooler growing species. How long have you been growing this plant? It is supposed to be very fragrant.
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Posted 03 October 2005 - 09:39 AM

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Robin,
Oh.. Did not know you could grow plant at a nursery.  Is this something like a plant hotel?  Do you need to pay the nursery for growing your plants at the nursery?


My friends and I merely rent space to grow our plants.
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Posted 03 October 2005 - 10:01 AM

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My impression was that neofineta falcata is a cooler growing species. How long have you been growing this plant? It is supposed to be very fragrant.


That's why I said I'm surprised to see this little fellow flower in Singapore when so many friends' plants merely grow vegetatively. I acquired the plant less than a year ago, after my attraction to stuff with a long spur got out of control.
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Posted 03 October 2005 - 05:47 PM

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I don't have a decent camera.  White flowers and small flowers are very difficult to photograph loh.

Robin, you are being too humble. Your whole orchid collection could buy you tonnes of GOOD cameras already lah :grin: :hehe:
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Posted 17 March 2006 - 06:01 PM

My Neofinetia falcata plant reflowered 2 two weekends ago (but I didn't have a good camera to take a good picture). Wonder if anyone else is lucky this round?
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Posted 17 March 2006 - 09:13 PM

That is great Robin, I always thought it is intermediate growing. Now just waiting to purchase one when it becomes available.
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Posted 01 April 2006 - 01:24 PM

Congratulations!
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  Posted 29 April 2007 - 05:26 AM

this is my neofinetia falcata fr jap grown from a single growth to its present size for a couple of yrs already..initally tot the weather is not suitable for the plant but it finally spike and bloomed..condition of the flowers not fantastic some get destroyed by garden pests...... it is pink in color but the flash seem to make it look more white then pink.Juz to highlight this smell like body shop brazilnut shower gel :-P


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v314/flora_lover/DSC05532_a.jpg
THis is a pic of the whole plant.. :D/>

The following are some flowers :-
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v314/flora_lover/DSC05542.jpg
THis is a pic of the flower
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v314/flora_lover/DSC05529_a.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v314/flora_lover/DSC05528_a.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v314/flora_lover/DSC05517_a.jpg


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v314/flora_lover/DSC05536_a.jpg
The "tsuke" is the connection point between the leaves and the axis of the neofineta. My one is the straight line one which is known as the Ichimonji.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v314/flora_lover/DSC05535_a.jpg
My one the roots are red color so is known as akane.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v314/flora_lover/DSC05552_a.jpg
My one the leaves are known as Sukashi Boshi - Transparent star. Its distinctive features are small specks of dark maroon throughout the leaves. :lol:/>


cheers!
Ian
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Posted 29 April 2007 - 08:08 AM

Wow....Lovely! Such a big clump! ^_^/>
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Posted 29 April 2007 - 10:49 AM

wah Ian, u will be very rich if u bring to Japan to sell... ;)/>
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Posted 29 April 2007 - 01:31 PM

no lah not selling ...now waiting for my vareigated one to grow ahahah also one growth may be need to wait for a couple of yrs like this one also :-P
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