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Blc Taida Eagle-Eye "All Victory" ...A bit a monster if you ask me

This is a discussion on Blc Taida Eagle-Eye "All Victory" ...A bit a monster if you ask me within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Quite a biggie. The first time I have flowered it, although it as been in ...

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    Quite a biggie. The first time I have flowered it, although it as been in the collection some years - my cultute must be improving ! The ruler measures inches, btw.
    Not really to my taste, a flower as big as this, although I have decided it is worth keeping to add a bit of variety in a group.
    I wonder what others think ?
    I imagine that the flower shape would be better , with better culture ; as I have said before, my cattleyas suffered from wet feet ( and root rot) for some years, and are now improving since shifting into S/H - which sounds silly, since they now stand in water - but nevertheless there is a lot more air around the roots because of the nature of the media I use - Hydroton or whatever you like to call it - this lot actually bought in The Netherlands as "Baked Clay Pebbles" - some 12-15mm diameter. So I am hoping for better results in the future, as the root structure improves - they may actually have two years live roots by next year ! Wow , imagine that.

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    Beautiful! I love classic white cattleyas.

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    When walking into a orchid greenhouse these large cattleyas are the first ones to grab my attention and yours is one of those.

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    8 inches is big.
    Nevertheless the number 8 is a good number. You will have better shaped flowers next year.

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    The white Catts. are always lookers, I think. Does this one have labiata and dowiana in it? Just a wild guess. That you can bloom it at all impresses me - any of my catts with "wet feet" have expired, gracelessly, I might add.

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