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Kagawara Kultana Red

This is a discussion on Kagawara Kultana Red within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; As promised. The first pic shows the spike in February this year ; the second ...

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    As promised.
    The first pic shows the spike in February this year ; the second shows the whole plant,now, and from this can be seen the remains of very regular and frequent flower spikes, including a new one emerging on the opposite side of the now open flowers. It also shows that the plant is not actually deliriously happy even if it is producing two spikes at almost the same time - these flowers in early December and the next lot e by next month ; I noticed this unhappiness and repotted in late summer, using a plastic basket and coarse pine bark and the plant has not yet made up its mind to like it. Maybe I'll shake that bark out and replace with something a bit damper - say medium bark and moss. At the moment it is being sprayed fairly often, say every couple of days, but it still looks very dry , although this is mid-winter, close to the shortest day in UK when all my plants must be on the dryish side for their own health.
    After seeing all the other Kagawaras on the forum, I want more ; such super colours - and if they are all like my Kultana Red, so easy and prolific with flowers.

    Another posting soon - when I went to the greenhouse to fetch this plant , I was met with a wall of perfume from a Gongora - which I will go out to photograph.
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    Very nice Kagaawara Geoff. Wonderful color. Haven't seen this one for sale here unfprtunately.

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    Amazing colours !! I definitely want one !! IS the petal patterning natural? It looks a lot like colour break virus.

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    You'll have me seeing virus everywhere, Amey ! If it is. it's not enough to worry me; but - maybe your culture has never been bad enough to discover this truism;-

    here in a cold climate , it's a fact of life ; When the culture is less than 100% , all kinds of maladies appear ; Improve the culture, and they go away ...

    I think these colour beaks are in that category. ( My Sweet Orange Cattleya ius another matter, however ).

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    Brilliant colour.Kagawaras are really tough if does so well in your country.

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    Simply gorgeous...and I love that it blooms so regularly. Definitely one for the wish list!

    Kathi

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    brilliant! i cant wait to see the gongora. Is the name "gongora" derived from gorgon, as in the gorgon sisters in greek mythology?

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    Beautiful plant and great color!

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    What a rich Red color! This is definitely on my wish list though I know they require more care. I 'hope' I am learning to experiment in my orchid care and observe closely what the results of my cultural efforts may bring. Good things would be nice. Geoff I am sure this orchid will respond to your therapy. Good Growing! AL

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    Gongora now being posted, Jordan.

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