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Cattleya nobilior

This is a discussion on Cattleya nobilior within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Cattleya nobilior is a wonderful species and amaliae an amazing variety. Bravo. Great shot....

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    Cattleya nobilior is a wonderful species and amaliae an amazing variety. Bravo.
    Great shot.

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    Gorgeous !! But with such a long rest period, it must be a slow grower ?? What about its hybrids, do they also need the long rest?

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    I think the culture for this specie is really misleading. In native Brazil, where this originated from only have two distint seasons, dry and rainy season which span for half a year each. Hence many are confuse the 5-6 months dry season as winter rest which isn't true. I give mine only about 2-3 months of dry rest and I still water my nobilior every two weeks or so. If u keep it too dry for long, it will drop the leaf on older bulbs much quicker. They just don't like wet feet and stale medium (like most Vandas), so if u grown them in clay pot or mounted, it will do just fine. Keeping 2 months dry rest or 6 months dry rest doesn't effect the blooming of the plant. Mine are already starting to spike already and expect to flower by Feb or early March.

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    Stunning species. One I lost to rot last year. Yours is just lovely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wonderlen View Post
    I think the culture for this specie is really misleading. In native Brazil, where this originated from only have two distint seasons, dry and rainy season which span for half a year each. Hence many are confuse the 5-6 months dry season as winter rest which isn't true. I give mine only about 2-3 months of dry rest and I still water my nobilior every two weeks or so. If u keep it too dry for long, it will drop the leaf on older bulbs much quicker. They just don't like wet feet and stale medium (like most Vandas), so if u grown them in clay pot or mounted, it will do just fine. Keeping 2 months dry rest or 6 months dry rest doesn't effect the blooming of the plant. Mine are already starting to spike already and expect to flower by Feb or early March.
    To water the plant once in a while will not disturb the resting period and is recommended for dryer conditions as well as spraying the plant sometimes in the morning can avoid that the plant get dehydrated to much.
    Thank you for this additional information based on your experience.

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