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Cattleya Scheherezade "Jewel Box" - it says....

This is a discussion on Cattleya Scheherezade "Jewel Box" - it says.... within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Judging by the vegetative growth, it appears that the light level is too low to ...

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    Judging by the vegetative growth, it appears that the light level is too low to develop the darker color. Without doing the research, the supplemental lighting is beneficial in initiating flowering in "long-day" plants, but I think the maximum light levels are what determine lengthening or shortening of vegetative growth, or the development of color intensity. The vegetative growth of your plant is indacitive of a lower than optimum light level.

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    Geoff, it is a beautiful orchid!

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    While I prefer 'Dark Waters', yours is looking nice, Geoff. I would agree with Michael that -- judging by the leaf color -- it could stand a bit more light. I would also agree with the statements that higher light generally results in deeper, richer colors on catts. It has been my experience that Jewelboxes tend to grow 'floppy' quite often. What seems to help is to support/guide the new growths upward while they're still flexible. Once the growths have matured, the support can be removed.

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    The color looks about right for Cattlianthe (or Slc.) Jewel Box 'Scheherazade' to me, but this clone is rather variable in color depending on light intensity and temperature during bud development. In general brighter light and cooler temperatures mean more intensely colored flowers, though excessively bright light can bleach flowers out too. Based on the appearance of your plant I'd say it could take somewhat brighter light, definitely not getting too much, but it might be getting too dry at times too, so watch it closely for watering if you try brighter light. If it isn't getting down to 15C (59F) at night try cooler temps too if you can. It does look like a healthy vigorous plant and you're getting decent flower count so your culture isn't too far off. Thanks for the sight of an old favorite.

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    This is one of my favorite trees, beautiful red, I will seek it in the future, the color dark or light, I see in my small garden, the orchid plants that lack of light, color The lighter color of the flower often, so when my orchids start to bud, I usually give them away with the morning sun to nine hours, then brought in a cool, do as So until the flowers bloom, the color is very nice.
    Also about plants, I think you should grow it into a larger pot or you can split them up into new units, such plants will grow better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoanglong View Post
    This is one of my favorite trees, beautiful red, I will seek it in the future, the color dark or light, I see in my small garden, the orchid plants that lack of light, color The lighter color of the flower often, so when my orchids start to bud, I usually give them away with the morning sun to nine hours, then brought in a cool, do as So until the flowers bloom, the color is very nice.
    Also about plants, I think you should grow it into a larger pot or you can split them up into new units, such plants will grow better.
    Yes it has filled the pot - as soon as I see some new roots I will give it a good clean up and some fresh compost , that will help.
    As to light, the sun does not always shine in England ! But maybe if this one needs extra I will try hanging it up with my Vandas.

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