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Cattleya iricolor

This is a discussion on Cattleya iricolor within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Have this for 4 years, first bloom, 1 flower, better than nothing....

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    Default Cattleya iricolor

    Have this for 4 years, first bloom, 1 flower, better than nothing.Name:  Cattleya iricolor June 2012 01.jpg
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    did you grow it from a seedling?

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    I have always wanted to stumble across one at a local nursery. I think they are one of the coolest of the Cattleya! Congrats on your first flower!

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    No, I bought it from Eucagenera. After such a long trip, it really needs time to recover... I guess the other reason is I am not very good at growing orchids...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nora_cy_lee View Post
    No, I bought it from Eucagenera. After such a long trip, it really needs time to recover... I guess the other reason is I am not very good at growing orchids...
    Always remember, sometimes it's not the grower. Sometimes it's just a very slower grower that will reward you when it gets a little larger. Hang in there...

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    Wonderful lip on this cattleya orchid.

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    Very pretty and interesting Cattleya! I would love to see its hybrid progeny.

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    Is it potted in sphagnum ? If yes, I think this is not a good idea for this Cattleya. The roots need to dry quickly enough, particularly in winter. A classical bark mix is better in my opinion. It should bloom in March-April and be bigger since 4 years.
    Anyway, congratulations for this first blooming. I love this Cattleya.

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    Interesting little cattleya. I've never seen that one before. Good growing.

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