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Slc. Jewel Box 'Dark Waters'

This is a discussion on Slc. Jewel Box 'Dark Waters' within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; this clone was actually my first cattleya and first orchid even. that plant of course ...

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    Default Slc. Jewel Box 'Dark Waters'

    this clone was actually my first cattleya and first orchid even. that plant of course died but I bought myself an instant gratification type replacement a number of months ago...and resisted the urge to repot it since it was just sitting around, not in active growth. I'll get my chance soon I think.





    Registered in 1962, Slc. Jewel Box is a classic compact-growing red cattleya famous for its rich color and vigorous growth habit, as shown by numerous CCMs awarded to the grex over the years. The cultivar 'Dark Waters' received an AM/AOS in 1972, and reliably produces clusters of deep red, slightly-fragrant flowers. The flowers tend to be slightly cupped, reflecting the influence of the aurantiaca parent. Slc. Jewel Box tolerates a wide variety of conditions, but grows exceptionally vigorously when given bright diffuse light, intermediate-to-warm temperatures, and plenty of water while in active growth.

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    It looks like velvet, what a pretty flower. I have a similar colored catt that blasted two sheaths when we had a sudden cold spell. Yours are a lovely shade. I esp. like the streak of color coming up from the base of the petals.
    Connie

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    Stunning red there...

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    Gorgeous Jason. Thanks for the background on Jewel Box. I just got one for Valentines Day only it's Jewel Box Sherezad(spelling?). If it's half as lovely as yours, I'll be happy.

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    WOW Jason it is lovely, I am sure that it would rather live in Fla during the winter so just pack it up and send it on south. I will offer free room and board.
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    Amazing number of blooms on that Jewel Box!!Wish I had half that number on mine!

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    It's beautiful!!! I want one!

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    Our Jewel Box is in bloom, but is much smaller. That is wonderful, Jason. Bravo! And thanks again for always giving such great details!

    Cheers,
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    Gotta love instant gratification...and WOW is that a great plant!

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    I love this plant..

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