Friday, December 5, 2008

Neostylis "Lou Sneary"

This should be right up your alley Kortney! I told you I have some good things in store for you! My Neostylis "Lou Sneary" has finally bloomed! I think I've had it for three or four years now and this is the first time it's bloomed. Yes, I'm a terrible grower! Hopefully it will bloom every year now. Also, there isn't a fragrance yet either? I wonder why? I would expect this orchid to be a highly fragrant as both parents in this intergeneric hybrid are fragrant. Neofinetia falcata is famous for being highly fragrant. I'll go out on a limb and say that Rhynchostylis coelestis is too! I have two other Rhynchostylis species R. gigantea & R. retusa and they both smell heavenly! I will post more photos and an update when it blooms out. Enjoy!

Family: Orchidaceae •
Genus: Neofinetia x Rhynchostylis •
Species: N. falcata x R. coelestis •
Country of Origin: N/A •
Common Names: Neostylis "Lou Sneary"

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Anonymous said...

Wow! That is Just gorgous (sp?)! Good Growing Eric! This one is on my wish list, lol! as far as the scent, I think because this is such a widely hybridized and grown from seed plant the scent may vary depending on the parents or the pod parent if grown from seed. I think most are scented though. Some are stronger in the morning and some are in the evening in the same families.

I likE plants! said...

Update: The scent is here, the scent is here, Hahahah. It smells wonderful, sweet and lightly floral!
The pay off was worth the wait.