What do you think? Opinions, please!

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  1. Peter-PP

    Peter-PP Stunt Coordinator

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    I need your opinion, what do you think of the plant in the picture?

    a. Beautiful
    b. Ugly
    c. Creepy
    d. Alien looking
    or ------?

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  2. JasenP

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    Odd.

    They remind me of ballet slippers.
     
  3. Jeff Ulmer

    Jeff Ulmer Producer

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    a. That is a very interesting plant, and it does remind me of ballet slippers. What is it?
     
  4. BrettB

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    Those things look exactly like little ballet slippers. Is this a real plant?

    If I had to pick one word...interesting.
     
  5. Richard Travale

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    I'm voting for creepy. They look like little freaky dudes that are going to eat my face while I sleep [​IMG]
     
  6. Karl_Luph

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    They remind me of similar plants that grow in the wetlands down here. Kinda exotic looking though. These down here don't have alot of fragrance to them either.
     
  7. Ricardo C

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    Creepy.
     
  8. NickSo

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    Highly Erotic.. i mean... odd... [​IMG]
     
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    I once roomed with someone who grew orchids, and his were even stranger than these. They're fascinating plants.
     
  11. Bruce Hedtke

    Bruce Hedtke Cinematographer

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    E. Spectacular. Nature is the most creative force in existance.

    Bruce
     
  12. Peter-PP

    Peter-PP Stunt Coordinator

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    Thank you all for the replies!

    It is a rare and exotic ladyslipper orchid native to the jungles of South America. Yes, they do look exactly like little ballerina slippers with very long, long dangling shoe laces.

    I collect rare orchids and this plant finally bloomed for me for the first time since I bought it over two years ago. The slipper blooms with the long petals (21-28 inches) have certainly attracted a lot of attention in my house and from many visitors who just came to see the blooms. Most find them very interesting and unique, a few thought they looked like bugs, aliens and one guy thought they reminded him of sex organs (I don't see the similarities). So, that was why I was curious to know what others thought of the plant/blooms.

    The next picture was taken from a different angle and the lighting was not as good as in the first picture.


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  13. RonR

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    Could use some Viagra I say
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  14. Daren Welsh

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    Is that plant healthy? It looks like the blossoms are wilting.
     
  15. Bill_D

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    definitely alien looking
     
  16. Peter-PP

    Peter-PP Stunt Coordinator

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    Tony and Daren:

    That is how nature has intended them to look and they stay like that for many months and then promptly drop without wilting. Today, a woman said they were very interesting and sinister looking as well.
     
  17. Jeffrey Noel

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    I think they look sad. [​IMG]
     
  18. brentl

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    b. Ugly
     
  19. StephenA

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    They remind me of those types of carnivorous plants that have a little "pitcher" filled with digestive fluids to eat insects and whatever other small things fall in it.
     
  20. Francois Caron

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    Stephen, that's the first thing that popped into my nind when I saw them. I thought they were pitcher plants, a passively carnivorous plant. The orchids appear to be a spinoff of the same plant. All of them have the clearly defined pocket, and a single leaf protects the opening from rain.

    Peter, can you tell if the plants have liquid inside them?
     

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