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C. forbesii

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    Finally got this "easy grower" to bloom for me.

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    Cattleya forbesii is not a colorful species and is considered one of the least showy in the genus. However, it is readily available and extremely easy to grow under warm to intermediate conditions. As in Brazil most people grow cattleyas outdoors, it is easy to understand why the species is so common in mixed collections. Flowers average about 4" across and segments are star-shaped, thin and quite flat. Colors vary from green to light tan, sometimes with a pink tint. The rather small lip is the most colorful part of the flower, being white with red stripes and a yellow throat.

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    very nice diane but loose the the plastic dragonfly, lol

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    Hey...I like the dragonflys

    I like this plant too. The lip is fascinating and the small catts hold a special place in my heart.

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    Oh, I like the green bloom!! Wonderful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron-NY View Post
    very nice diane but loose the the plastic dragonfly, lol
    Hey, when I'm scrambling around for twist ties and can't find the !#@$@$^@ things, the dragonflies come out!

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    WOW !! Wonderful coloring !!
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    love the color on this one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diane View Post
    Cattleya forbesii is not a colorful species and is considered one of the least showy in the genus.
    What rubbish. I think the green looks perfect. And the shape of the bloom and the colouring on the lip are very much to my liking.

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