Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Neostylis Lou Sneary 'Bluebird'

This little mini is a hybrid of Neofinetia falcata crossed with Rhynchostylis coelestis.

With the new genus lumping this one is now Vandachostylis Lou Sneary 'Bluebird'. Good luck getting the Neofinetia fans to start calling them Vanda anytime soon.

Anyway, I've had this plant for a good few years now. Picked it up from Waldor Orchid's booth at The Philiadelphia Flower show the first time we went. It's a clump of 4 growths now. Maybe when more growths are mature I'll have a really good showing of flowers, but in the mean time it smells great and blooms reliably every year with no special effort on my part.

The camera really picked up the iridescent blue, especially under the T5's. It's more of a lavender tone in natural lighting, but I've come to the conclusion that my camera cannot capture pinks, purples, and blues correctly and have given up trying.


  1. Very impressive.

    My camera has problems with blue/purple/red as well. (Mostly from reading purples as blues, like with your picture. I suspect there's a technological reason why this is the case but haven't bothered to investigate seriously. Reds aren't as much of a problem, except that it's very, very difficult to take pictures of a really intense saturated red, like a Pelargonium, in a way that makes it possible to both see shadows/highlights/details and get the color right at the same time.)

  2. Planta maravilhosa, com espetacular,, fiquei apaixonada.
    Parabens pela planta.

  3. Very beautiful Melody. I have a pair of Neofinetias and a hybrid similar to yours, but the flowers are not as beautiful as those of your plant. Congratulations. Hugs