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Cattleya Key Largo

This is a discussion on Cattleya Key Largo within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; C. tigrina x C. Jungle Whimsy. I received two seedlings a few years ago from ...

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    Default Cattleya Key Largo

    C. tigrina x C. Jungle Whimsy.
    I received two seedlings a few years ago from encyclia hybridizer Nick Cannazzaro down in the Florida Keys. This is the first one to bloom. He told me he made this cross about 9 years ago.

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    Oh wow! That is gorgeous!

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    Oh wow, that is stunning. I love it. Send it to me!! hahaha...

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    Leave it to you Cathy to have a Cattleya I can truly appreciate. Great colors and form on this! AL

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    I had to take an early morning shot for my album...I thought I would share.

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    Beautifully colored hybrid.
    And I love the name, it reminds me of my travel from Miami to Key West... souvenirs, souvenirs...

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    Well worth the 9 years I would say !! Very brilliant coloured lip. Is is slow growing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halloamey View Post
    Well worth the 9 years I would say !! Very brilliant coloured lip. Is is slow growing?
    Whenever C. tigrina and C. guttata is used as the seed parent it takes at least 6 years in some cases 8 years to see the first one or two flowers.
    After that you need an other 2 to 3 years to get a nice cluster of more than 6 flowers. Slow, slow, slow.

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    Very pretty!

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