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This is a discussion on Bc. Hippodamia and Blc. Tequila Sunset within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Oh, that is such a pretty color, now I have another Catt on my wish ...
Oh, that is such a pretty color, now I have another Catt on my wish list! I'll have to look for one!
Oh, Connie - those are stunning!!!! Did I mention I'm seriously considering moving to southwest FL - my orchids LOVED it in Marco - I hardly had to pay any attention to them - and they are in mourning, although surviving in Atlanta (I hope - I won't be home from New England until the 4th of June.) Really, the photos and the Catt. hybrids are absolutely wonderful. I must have some someday.
Surprised by the coloration of your Hippo -- never seen one with that coloration before. Quite interesting.
The spotting is just from high light levels -- I've seen this often on catts. "Too much sun"? I'd say "no", though the spotting is an indication that you are at the upper threshold of what it can handle.
I'd say the spotting is from high sunlight which is good. Maybe it would like a mount? When I get plants that don't bloom, switch something up. Try a different fertilizer once a month, it could be a minor nutrient it is missing...or if you don't do a dry winter rest, try going with a dry bright winter for them. Not sure but usually if mine don't bloom in the past it was the wrong fertilizer combined with not enough sun. And yours doesn't look starved for sun...so i'm guessing winter rest or fertilizer.
You know there are some Cattleyas I don't care for much, but these have such neat form and such a vivid mix of colors that i'm impressed. By the way, now when I'm talking 'shots' its always using a camera...........................AL
Oh Connie, just love these, especially Tequila sunset. Just beautiful!
I'm not a fan of your Bc. Hippodamia.
But your Tequila is spectacular.
Sorry, your Tequila Sunset is spectacular.