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Excited to finally track down a baby ghost orchid. At the rate they allegedly grow, only about ten years to wait for flowers!
Hoping the fact this is a hybrid might mean its a little more robust. I'm trying it on a bright shelf in the kitchen for now. As you can see from the roots on the phal behind, it seems to be a sweet spot for humidity and good root growth, so I'm hoping it will like it too. So far the existing green root tips seem to be growing (though it could be my imagination!) if I see them disappearing I will try it over some water to try and emulate those swamp conditions!
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For me, this is one of those intriguing orchids, possibly because I believe they're quite difficult to get hold of?, then they make you wait for their flowers and their "Ghost Orchid" name also adds to their mystique.

Although I wouldn't go out of my way to search for one, if it appeared before me at a Show or on a Website where I may be ordering orchid sundries, I would certainly snap it up !

Looking very much like any one of my Chiloschistas at the moment.

Great choice Chris........ I'm as green as the tips at the end of those two youngest growing roots. :mrgreen:

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Thanks guys. Yes it has that extra mystique thanks to The Orchid Thief, etc. but I do think the flowers are pretty exceptional. Its still one of those orchids that whenever I've shown a photo of the flower to a non orchid person they are still blown away. Plus the no leaves thing is pretty cool!


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