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Cattleya maxima in bloom

This is a discussion on Cattleya maxima in bloom within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Pretty! ~ Lovely color! ~...

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    Pretty! ~ Lovely color! ~

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    Oh I love it! I have a cattleya maxima orchid seedling ... trying my best to keep her happy and to get (eventually) lovely blooms like yours!

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    Connie - I have to chuckle to see you indicate it isn't doing its best - and yet look at that gorgeous flower!

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    Very pretty, Connie

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    Great growing.

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    Beautiful! It looks like a very healthy and well grown plant. Good job.

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    What a huge and beautiful cattleya!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by panam View Post
    Connie - I have to chuckle to see you indicate it isn't doing its best - and yet look at that gorgeous flower!
    Usually this plant throws 4 or 5 flowers per p-bulb. It struggled this summer through the high temps and I lost several new leaves that were soft and couldn't handle the really hot days (92+). The leaves would be fine, grow to 5 or 6 inches long and then would start to rot at the tip of the leaf. I wasn't spraying enough physan, and the plant is just plain overcrowded with roots. I had to break the pot about halfway through summer so the water would drain...all the holes are currently plugged by roots. So where you see buds growing there is only a naked p-bulb...no leaf. I think the one with two buds may still have it's leaf...or part of it. The flowers look impressive this time as they are larger than normal due to there not being any other flowers. It's more there is only one bud that is unusual....when this is repotted and cleaned up it should take off.

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    gangly old catt.? Geesh, harsh...................

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