Two little Twinkles and friends

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I was a very good girl for the past year and didn't get any new orchids (I killed three but that I shall not talk about). This year though started with two new purchases.
And I had to.
I really had to!
I wanted to have little Oncidium Twinkle for a very long time, but I didn't want to order any from online nurseries (it never ends on one plant). They also do not normally appear in stationary flower shops and supermarkets - they do get some other orchids than Phalaenosis from time to time.

Until about 2 weeks ago. On a regular grocery shopping I stoppedd by the flower stand and look at that :D

Few tiny pots with tiny little Twinkles!

Now @fantagira or @ludmila.kyriakou please ensure me they are Twinkles, please. I have never seen them myself or had any. I was always relying on google photos.


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The flowers are super small, maybe 1 cm across, but oh do they smell amazing! This tiny little stem with few little flowers have some nice power.
This was another reason (besides being a miniature orchid and with a cascade of flowers) why I wanted one... or two :p

Just look how delicate the petals are.


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This one does worries me though. There were just a few pots with this colour and all of them were single bulb. This is just as stupid as it gets to sell a single bulb orchid. They do need multiple bulbs to stay strong and healthy, so some nursery is playing rather not funny tricks on the customers.
Yes, I still got one. And I will do my best to keep it alive.


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This is the whole plant.


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The second one is this lovely cinnamon one. There are more colours available, but there were only the two.

The flowers have a little bit different shape an resamble more the Sharry Baby I also have.

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The plant is bigger, or so it seems. Few bulbs in a pot, but knowing how tricky some sellers are, they all might be separate ones, just planted together to look bushier. Hope not.

And only today as I was taking the photos I notices that the tip of the leaves were cut. That doesn't bother me much. They probably were dry or damaged. I do that too.


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And since I was taking photos of the two little girls, I took another two orchids that are currently in bloom.

Procatavola Golden Peacock is one of my all time faves. It blooms few times a year as soon as the new pseudobulb matures. Now that it is a lot bigger and has few directions of growth it keeps producing them = blooms pretty often.

I have shown in few times before and she deserves to be shown. Lovely non-problematic plant. Doesn't even gets bugs while others do :)



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And my tiny little Dendrobium kingianum var. Silcockii. Not many flowers for now, but I had to throw away most of the plant. It was nice an big already, but it was sick. I kept the part that dint show signs of dissease and I am growin it all over again.

At least I still have it. I really like the flower. They also smell like honey :)


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An here is a group shot.
You can see how small the Twinkle and dendrobium flowers are :)

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Shot with Nikon D5500 + Sigma 105mm lens
All photos and text are my own.



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Excellent photos friend, really nice shots, congratulations, the best regards 🙋🙋

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Przepiękne! 👍

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Dziękuję! :)
A jak tam Twoje?

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Nie wiem czemu ale uschły, a tak bardzo o nie dbałam 😟 Tylko jeden ma zielone liście ale póki co stoi w miejscu...

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Such lovely delicate flowers. Reminds me of vanilla for some reason.

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It almost smells like a sweet vanilla :)

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Orchid flowers always have interesting details, that's why orchids are flowers that are irreplaceable from time to time and become charms.

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I had no idea orchids could come in all those different shapes😱
The Twinkles are too cute!!!

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And many many more! hundreds of shapes, sizes, patterns an colours. :D
They are :)
Thanks!

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‘Twinkle, twinkle little toes…’ haha 😆

Yes, they’re 100% Twinkles and actually the same colours that I have too! The red ones just opened the first 3 flowers before I left, so I’m expecting to be hit with a nice scent when I get home tomorrow. The white ones are couple weeks behind.

My first ever Twinkle was yellow and had only couple flowers left and no scent, so I was doubting if they were Twinkles, but the flowers were exactly like Twinkles. I never found if they had a scent later, cause I killed it with my brutal repotting 🙈

I love your golden peacock so much! Such a lovely, bright flowers. I hope your Kingianum will survive. I never knew it has a scent.

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Yay!! I have my on Twinkles now :D

I am sure Kingianum ill be fine. It is easy to grow too and it can grow very fast. It was just painful to watch the big plant in a in. It was very big an bushy already.

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Do you know what disease it was?

I have Berry Oda and another white one that looks like Berry Oda, but this year it decided to grow keikis rather than flowers 🙈😂

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No clue. Some virus I think. As soon as it grew new cane an new leave the leaves were getting nasty spots an rings an falling. So basically every new cane was leafless as soon as it matured.

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Ouch! Poor thing. It’s weird how they’re ok and suddenly they’re not. I lost many orchids to some mysterious diseases 🙈

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Hello dear friend @ewkaw good day
I'm sorry you lost three of your plants.
It's good that you finally got these two specimens, I don't know this type of plant to ensure that you have acquired the correct one, but surely you will have done so.
Excellent acquisition. Congratulations
Have a happy and prosperous week

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Oh it happens. Some grow, some jut don't.
Thank you! I am glad I got them too :)

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Oh I love that Golden Peacock! The last shot of them all together is very sweet.

Those translucent petals of the Oncidium Twinkle. It's hard to imagine something so tiny could be so fragrant.

I see trips to the nursery don't end with one plant either!

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Thank you! The Peacock is really nice :) Pity this one is not fragrant.
The little one catch up though.

That's why I don't go there :p

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@ewkaw Yes, yes, yes - this is my favorite Oncidium Twinkle !!!!!
Congratulations!!!!! Take care of them!
They are not for sale in Cyprus!
I love this orchid for its abundant blooms and great scent!
My whole room smelled during their flowering!
I had three colors.
But, unfortunately, they died a year later ...
Here is their photo:
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Oh wow! They were so big! And you had the pink one..
So pretty an such a shame.
I hope mine survive. This is exactly I would love them to look.

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@ewkaw Unfortunately, the Cypriot weather is not quite suitable for orchids.
Especially since I don't have air conditioning...
So it's not my fault.

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I love orchids and these are great shots as always. You have a nice variety there. Although I love all orchids - my favorite plant- I tend to have but only one type. One day I might write about it as I also "pay homage" to this beautiful plant. I alway have orchids at home - it's a part of my family. 😀

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You definitely should show it :)

Sorry for the late reply, I am a bit behind 🙈

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