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Lc. Cariad's Mini-Quinee 'Angel Kiss' (Mini Purple x C. intermedia)

This is a discussion on Lc. Cariad's Mini-Quinee 'Angel Kiss' (Mini Purple x C. intermedia) within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Lovely! As far as I'm concerned, one bloom makes me ecstatic and any more send ...

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    Lovely! As far as I'm concerned, one bloom makes me ecstatic and any more send me quite over the rainbow. I wonder if wrangling a bit with the leaves - after the bloom, of course - i.e., straightening them by staking or wrapping them (gently!) would help with their ability to absorb light, moisture, etc., and to help with presentation and the stature of further blooms? Just a thought.

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    Nicole,
    I picked one up at the woc last year .. But it is growing soooo slow. Purple is my favorite colour and I go wild for cats. . So a purple cat.. Well you know where I will be when it blooms for me...


    Thanks for sharing
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    Quote Originally Posted by nlnelson View Post
    Interesting Horst, I hadn't noticed that this little guy tends to have only one flower per spike, but a quick Google search, of course, showed you to be absolutely correct! What an unusual characteristic. Now, of course, my primary goal for this plant is to get two flowers on a spike
    Hehee...you and me both!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Horst View Post
    Cariad's Mini-Quinee is a hybrid made with Cattleya Mini Purple (Cattleya pumila x Cattleya walkeriana) and Cattleya intermedia.

    Cattleya walkeriana (1 to 3 flowers) and Cattleya intermedia (3 to 6 flowers) have more than one flower on a spike.

    Cattleya pumila has normally one sometimes two flowers.

    Your plant has Cattleya intermedia and Cattleya walkeriana characteristics.
    Therefor the chance to get more than one flower is good.
    Thanks again Horst, you are a great source of information! Hopefully I can get my little plant established enough to start showing off its Intermedia-style flowering

    Quote Originally Posted by mauraec View Post
    Lovely! As far as I'm concerned, one bloom makes me ecstatic and any more send me quite over the rainbow. I wonder if wrangling a bit with the leaves - after the bloom, of course - i.e., straightening them by staking or wrapping them (gently!) would help with their ability to absorb light, moisture, etc., and to help with presentation and the stature of further blooms? Just a thought.
    Maura, I do need to do a better job of staking it - as you can see this plant has a particularly rambling growing style. (all my other catts are kind enough to grow upright and in an orderly fashion) Can I stake leads that are already matured? I've found several discussions here about how to stake up new growth, and I'm not looking forward to that either, since the next lead on this plant seems to be growing horizontally...

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    Maura, I do need to do a better job of staking it - as you can see this plant has a particularly rambling growing style. (all my other catts are kind enough to grow upright and in an orderly fashion) Can I stake leads that are already matured? I've found several discussions here about how to stake up new growth, and I'm not looking forward to that either, since the next lead on this plant seems to be growing horizontally...[/QUOTE]

    Horizontally or vertically?
    If the new lead is growing horizontally you should give your plant more light.
    If the new lead is growing vertically (straight up) you don't need any adjustment.

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    What he said. Oh, and if you want to see an example of really great Catt. management, look at Jeff Tucker's posts - (tucker 85) there are are a lot of alternatives to actually sticking a stake in - such as tying a wire or twine around the whole foliage clump to get them all to grow in the same general manner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Horst View Post
    Horizontally or vertically?
    If the new lead is growing horizontally you should give your plant more light.
    If the new lead is growing vertically (straight up) you don't need any adjustment.
    Sadly, I do mean horizontally. At the nursery, I chose this particular plant because it was such a vigorous grower, but it seems like a side-effect of this characteristic is a rather unruly growing habit! In the picture, the lead that is going somewhat upward is the one grown under my care (and the one that bloomed), and the new lead is just visible at the bottom left side of the plant. I know it isn't very big yet, but I'm anticipating the need to stake it just because of how the other leads have grown!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mauraec View Post
    What he said. Oh, and if you want to see an example of really great Catt. management, look at Jeff Tucker's posts - (tucker 85) there are are a lot of alternatives to actually sticking a stake in - such as tying a wire or twine around the whole foliage clump to get them all to grow in the same general manner.
    Yes, I have noticed how nicely Jeff's catts are presented! I'll just have to look closely to see if I can figure out what his tricks are

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    Quote Originally Posted by nlnelson View Post
    Sadly, I do mean horizontally. At the nursery, I chose this particular plant because it was such a vigorous grower, but it seems like a side-effect of this characteristic is a rather unruly growing habit! In the picture, the lead that is going somewhat upward is the one grown under my care (and the one that bloomed), and the new lead is just visible at the bottom left side of the plant. I know it isn't very big yet, but I'm anticipating the need to stake it just because of how the other leads have grown!

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    Huh...that's interesting. Mine isn't growing like that at all. Of course, mine is much smaller, but it still seems to be growing in a distinct vertical habit. I'm curious to see what will happen when my leaves get a bit longer...perhaps they will start pulling over the pseudobulbs.

    Well, now I know what to watch out for. Still, beautiful bloom on that one, despite the, um...unconventional habit.

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    Nice!!! Very cute

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