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Laeliacattleya Wrigleyii and another Bc. Pearly Shell section

This is a discussion on Laeliacattleya Wrigleyii and another Bc. Pearly Shell section within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; My Wrigleyii is a difficult 'chid. It has to be sprayed on a regular basis ...

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    Cool Laeliacattleya Wrigleyii and another Bc. Pearly Shell section

    My Wrigleyii is a difficult 'chid. It has to be sprayed on a regular basis or it rots, gets bugs and generally acts like a diva. This section decided to put out a single large flower instead of the usual smaller groupings of flowers. The plant on driftwood is another section of Bc. Maikai 'Pearly Shell'. This section has roots all through and around the driftwood but only blooms occasionally. Maikai types seem to need almost full sun to get a nice blooming. Very shortly the two Maikai Mayumi sections I have in baskets will be posted. Both have multiple spikes and look like they will make a nice display once I clean them up. I kept my Maikai plants in such high sun levels they have some burned leaves.

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    beautiful, both of them. That Maikai really loves being mounted on the driftwood. I'll be transferring my Maikai to a mount after looking at how well yours is doing. Hope mine will do as well when it is mounted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catttan View Post
    beautiful, both of them. That Maikai really loves being mounted on the driftwood. I'll be transferring my Maikai to a mount after looking at how well yours is doing. Hope mine will do as well when it is mounted.
    Just be patient. I think they have to be well established...at least mine did. When you see the baskets you will be shocked. Both are specimen sized now and this is only the second time either has bloomed....include this driftwood section as well. I split my two Maikai about four years ago and they are just now beginning to take off. I have to say though, the flowers were worth the wait.

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    Looks like strong Laelia anceps influence in your Wrigleyii. (I have always loved anceps flowers but cannot abide the ridiculously long spike.)

    I find Maikai hybrids to be impossible to bloom. Had a Maikai Mayumi a friend gave me a while back (he could never get them to bloom so sold or gave away all the Mayumis he had). After 3yrs of trying I gave mine away. Currently have a Maikai cross (don't remember the exact cross off the top of my head) that John gave me 2 more years ago. Haven't been able to bloom that stubborn thing either. (And for the last 2 summers baked it on my balcony -- SW full sun -- still nothing.)





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    I can imagine in Michigan without extra lights those won't be blooming. I put mine in full sun this summer and that is way too hot for most regular vandas even. When they quit burning they began growing like weeds and finally bloomed this year. It's the sun levels.

    Quote Originally Posted by pavel View Post
    Looks like strong Laelia anceps influence in your Wrigleyii. (I have always loved anceps flowers but cannot abide the ridiculously long spike.)

    I find Maikai hybrids to be impossible to bloom. Had a Maikai Mayumi a friend gave me a while back (he could never get them to bloom so sold or gave away all the Mayumis he had). After 3yrs of trying I gave mine away. Currently have a Maikai cross (don't remember the exact cross off the top of my head) that John gave me 2 more years ago. Haven't been able to bloom that stubborn thing either. (And for the last 2 summers baked it on my balcony -- SW full sun -- still nothing.)





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    The Wrigleyii is drool worthy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron-NY View Post
    The Wrigleyii is drool worthy
    That is one from the orchid show. If you'd like I can p.m. you the vendor....they ship. It is also where Rich bought the beautiful blue cattleya for me awhile back. They have nice plants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cjcorner View Post
    That is one from the orchid show. If you'd like I can p.m. you the vendor....they ship. It is also where Rich bought the beautiful blue cattleya for me awhile back. They have nice plants.
    Connie...please PM the vendor..thank you

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    Laelianthe Wrigleyi is an interesting primary hybrid promising a lot more flowers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Horst View Post
    Laelianthe Wrigleyi is an interesting primary hybrid promising a lot more flowers.
    This may just be an inferior plant. Not sure but I've fought to keep it alive since it arrived. This is the best any of the sections have ever looked. And flowers...well I'm just happy one made it this time.

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