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Kirchara Tropical Jewel 'Hihimanu'

Posted by clintdawley z8 TX (My Page) on
Thu, May 31, 07 at 9:58

Got this one two years ago from EOoM. It has quadrupled in size for me since then. First time blooming. One spike with 6 flowers and two more spikes coming along. Strangest thing with these plants is that they bloom from the tiny new growths. Just as the leaves pop open from the newest p-bulbs, you can see the tiny buds inside. No sheath...


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RE: Kirchara Tropical Jewel 'Hihimanu'

Those blooms are just gorgeous! Definitely worth waiting for..nice, healthy plant, too. Do I see some buds in the new growth, right hand side?

Carol


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RE: Kirchara Tropical Jewel 'Hihimanu'

Carol,

Thanks! Yep. You can see the buds in the right hand side growth. The left hand side growth also has buds, but they're facing away from the camera (and slightly smaller).


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RE: Kirchara Tropical Jewel 'Hihimanu'

That's pretty darned cute. Is it very tall?

Stacy


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RE: Kirchara Tropical Jewel 'Hihimanu'

Stacy,

About 7". Not very tall at all. I would say this one is a definite mini-catt.


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RE: Kirchara Tropical Jewel 'Hihimanu'

Again you got me with the color, that's really nice Clint.
Shani


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RE: Kirchara Tropical Jewel 'Hihimanu'

Luscious color and really nice shape.

Kevin


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RE: Kirchara Tropical Jewel 'Hihimanu'

Really nice, Clint. Some of my bifoliate catts bloom that way - no sheath, just buds popping out between the two newest leaves.

Marci


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RE: Kirchara Tropical Jewel 'Hihimanu'

Cool, Marci..

I think the blooming of this plant is heavily influenced by the Epi. stamfordianum parent.


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RE: Kirchara Tropical Jewel 'Hihimanu'

Clint, I just re-read your post, and decided I should have had more coffee this a.m. You did mention those other spikes!

Yesterday I noticed spikes on my Ctna. Jamaica Red Rum and Blc. Hsinying Catherine. Must be spike week for us!

Carol


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RE: Kirchara Tropical Jewel 'Hihimanu'

Beautiful plant & blooms!~Charm


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RE: Kirchara Tropical Jewel 'Hihimanu'

Beautiful colors - you do have an eye! Healthy-looking plant too.

John


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RE: Kirchara Tropical Jewel 'Hihimanu'

very cool~


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RE: Kirchara Tropical Jewel 'Hihimanu'

Clint,
I found this plant currently listed on ebay and saw that you had posted about it back in May. Does yours stay outside in our summer heat and do well? Perhaps I should bid on this baby!


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RE: Kirchara Tropical Jewel 'Hihimanu'

  • Posted by bolero VIC Aust z9/10 (My Page) on
    Sat, Nov 24, 07 at 19:12

Healthy plant and beautiful flowers.

Beautifully grown!


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RE: Kirchara Tropical Jewel 'Hihimanu'

That really is a Jewel. What is Kirchara exactly apart from Catt and Epidendrum ?


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