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Cattleya (Lc) Elegans

This is a discussion on Cattleya (Lc) Elegans within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Very nice photos, Eric! Nice flowers but a plant that is WAY too big for ...

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    Very nice photos, Eric! Nice flowers but a plant that is WAY too big for my place. I'll just have to live vicariously through you.

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    Beautiful blooms and plant. Love your posts and photos.

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    Lovely cattleya! I like the tall ones.
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    Thank you all.

    Natali, here are the results of our morning smelling competition : spicy but sweet with clove and/or nutmeg (clou de girofle / noix de muscade).

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    Eric, your orchids are always so healthy and beautiful. Nice growing and orchid photography!

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    Beautiful, Eric, and I envy the fragrance. I have a hard time finding fragrant cattleyas in my local orchid nursery unless they have one already blooming that I can judge by. It SEEMS to me that when there is Sophronitis involved, it's less likely to have a great scent, but that's just based on my limited observation skills.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pavel View Post
    Very nice photos, Eric! Nice flowers but a plant that is WAY too big for my place. I'll just have to live vicariously through you.
    This plant doesn't take much space. It is only tall. The pseudobulbs stay very close together.
    You don't need a big pot. Actually they don't like big pots.
    For two reasons I recommend to hang the plant using a hanger.
    1) They like more light and as higher they are placed in your green house as more light they get.
    2)Using a small pot on a tall plant will make the plant easy to fall over. On a hanger the plant never will fall over.

    This observations apply to C. guttata, C. tigrina, C. amethystoglossa and to many C. purpurata as well as to most primary hybrids made with this species.

    Just try one!

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    Eric,
    C. Elegans (1879) is a primary hybrid made with C. tigrina and C. purpurata.
    The ex C. guttata var leopoldii and then C. leopoldii was finally given the name C. tigrina.
    Although some Brazilian specialists believe that the plant described as C. tigrina in 1848 was in reality a C. guttata.
    They don't believe that A. Rich went to the south of Brazil and therefor he did see only the more northern located C. guttata.

    Whatever name they give, it is an excellent and well grown plant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Horst View Post
    This plant doesn't take much space. It is only tall. The pseudobulbs stay very close together. You don't need a big pot. Actually they don't like big pots.
    That's true. This is a 13cm pot for this plant.
    I forgot to change "guttata" for "tigrina". I'll change it immediately on my website.
    Thanks Horst.

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