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This is a discussion on New to orchids within the Cattleya Information forums, part of the Frequently Asked Questions category; Hi! I just bought a Cattleya T-4701 C.Underline Buena Suerte for 3.00 lol. I know ...

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    Hi!
    I just bought a Cattleya T-4701 C.Underline Buena Suerte for 3.00 lol. I know nothing about this orchid...could someone please fill me in. I've been reading up on the care but I dont know anything about its characteristics. I figured the price is right for a beginner.

    Thanks

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    Welcome, Darla! Uh-oh!! Now you've gone and started something. I warn you that a relationship with orchids is extremely addictive - but extremely rewarding, as well. The orchid you refer to is probably C. Undine Buena Suerte. It will need lots of bright light.

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    Will this be a large plant? Is it fragrant?

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    I don't have one of these beauties, but from what I understand, the flowers are large, about 5 inches across, with a nice fragrance.

    "Outstanding and vigorous splash, great for winter and will occasionally bloom again in summer. Flowers to 5" or more, two to four on strong spikes." is a description I found on one website.

    It sounds like one I'd like!

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    It will need bright light (2500-3500 foot candles). Let the medium become completely dry before watering again.

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    Welcome Darla. I started with one too and now I have 66 of them. hehe.

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    Welcome. A cattelya is always good to begin with.

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    Thank you for all your info and for the warm welcomings!!!

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    Nice that you are here with us, Darla. Good luck with your cattleya orchid!

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    Glad you joined us here at the Forum Darla. I think you will find that its a exciting time when your care and efforts pay off in such wonderful, big blooms on your new Cattleya orchid. All the best to you. AL

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