Orchidee from Ritterhude for ID

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Na Bha

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Feb 15, 2011, 12:43:36 PM2/15/11
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Hallo,
I don't know what Orchidee this one is. I did not buy it.
The story:
The supermarkets sell not only everything from paper to chocolate to fish. But they also have flowers and plants on sale. It is a pity because most of the flowers don't see any daylight once they are in the markethall and the staff have no idea at all about how to care for the different flowers. Anyway, this orchidee was on a trolly where there were many other plants, half dead, and not looking healthy. They were sorted out and were to be thrown away. I talked to one woman from the supermarket but she did not allow me to carry the plant. I insisted on talking to the bigboss. He explained me, that  they normally don't sell the plants even for half the price or just give them away, to avoid misuse of this practice. Anyway after some discussion he gave me the plant. That is how it is now in my room. After a long time it is flowering now, just three at present but I hope to see more flowers next time. But I don't know the name of it. Experts, plz Id it.
 
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Nalini
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Pankaj Kumar

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Feb 15, 2011, 12:48:32 PM2/15/11
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Sometimes, it helps if you can imagine how it looks like. Make vague
guesses and you can be right, especially with orchids.
This is called Octopus Orchid though it doesnt have 8 arms.
Prosthechea cochleata
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Pankaj

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Gurcharan Singh

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Feb 15, 2011, 8:36:45 PM2/15/11
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Really nice orchid. I also saw several orchids in California stores, but people there know it well how to look after them, or may be they are sold faster.


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Katarina

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Feb 16, 2011, 5:46:54 AM2/16/11
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Yes it is the Octopus orchid. One of the more common orchids available
in garden centres in Europe. About bad care of plants sold in
supermarkets or even garden shops - it is quite common all over.
Plants are nowadays a thing you buy to match your interior design set
up rather than a intersting plant you want to grow. And when it stops
flowering it is most often thrown away. Sad but true.

/Katarina


On 16 Feb, 02:36, Gurcharan Singh <singh...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Really nice orchid. I also saw several orchids in California stores, but
> people there know it well how to look after them, or may be they are sold
> faster.
>
> --
> Dr. Gurcharan Singh
> Retired  Associate Professor
> SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
> Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
> Phone: 011-25518297  Mob: 9810359089http://people.du.ac.in/~singhg45/
>
> On Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 11:18 PM, Pankaj Kumar <sahanipan...@gmail.com>wrote:
>
>
>
> > Sometimes, it helps if you can imagine how it looks like. Make vague
> > guesses and you can be right, especially with orchids.
> > This is called Octopus Orchid though it doesnt have 8 arms.
> > Prosthechea cochleata
> > Regards
> > Pankaj
>
> > Dehradun - 248001, India- Dölj citerad text -
>
> - Visa citerad text -

Na Bha

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Feb 16, 2011, 6:02:03 AM2/16/11
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Thank you Pankaj ji,
yes I had already tried to imagin how it looked. In fact I thought of spider
but gave up because "this spider" did not have 8 legs.
Some other insect with 6 legs did not come to my mind.
Thanks a lot again for the id.
Nalini
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