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Cattleya harrisoniana 'Blue Volcano'

This is a discussion on Cattleya harrisoniana 'Blue Volcano' within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; This poor Catt. has really been through a lot - I can't believe it has ...

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    This poor Catt. has really been through a lot - I can't believe it has bloomed as well as it has. First, I brought it home (in quarantine, of course), with 2 tiny sheaths. When they started to bud, I managed to break off the spike that held two blooms, which left me with this one. Asn soon as the bud started to swell, I noticed thrips all over it. UUGGHHHH!!!! So I sprayed and practically drowned it with insecticide, figuring I'd lose the bloom. Then it sat out on the deack in the 108F shade all yesterday, and I thought for sure it would collapse - but lo and behold - orchids never cease to amaze me!

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    Beautiful color!

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    Beautiful flower and great shot!

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    Oh I like the colour, very nice. It just meant that it wasn't going to go through all the trouble of creating the sheaths and not produce a flower. Hope the thrips are gone, I'm still on the look out for my own infestation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dazed View Post
    Oh I like the colour, very nice. It just meant that it wasn't going to go through all the trouble of creating the sheaths and not produce a flower. Hope the thrips are gone, I'm still on the look out for my own infestation.
    Oh, those thrips are indeed gone, gone, gone!

    The color is indeed pretty, but hardly a 'Blue Volcano' - it's quite lavender.

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    Beautiful flower

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    A very lovely catt. Great shots.

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    Lovely shape and colour on this one ! The flower is really free from any blemish, after what it went through. Can I know what insecticide you used to get rid of the thrips?

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    Very nice Maura,

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    Lavender or Blue - this orchid is stunning. Glad you got rid of the pests and the bloom survived!!

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