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This is a discussion on NOID Mini White Catt within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I purchased this at Trader Joe's three years ago, my husband saw it and refused ...
I purchased this at Trader Joe's three years ago, my husband saw it and refused to leave the store without buying it! The bloom was highly fragrant. I haven't grown cattleyas since we moved from southern California 13 years ago, I didn't think I could rebloom them in home conditions.
To my surprise, this catt has bloomed again and again. The first year I grew it in natural light in my dining room, southern exposure and cooler than the rest of the house in winter. That's when I got three flowers in a cluster. In 2015 I grew it under lights (T5 on my kitchen counter), it is currently in bloom with two flowers. I guess it will go back in the dining room when it is finished blooming. The flowers measure 3 inches wide and 3 inches tall.
That is really nice!!
Thanks to all for the comments. The only downside to blooming this mini catt, is now I'm on the look out for more mini catts that are fragrant!
That was a good find ! I cannot help with a name for this mini-catt however perhaps Cattleya walkeriana is in the background parentage somewhere. C. walkeriana is fragrant and your flower has a slightly isthmus lip. I think the white flower of your plant is quite beautiful. Not the often seen white with yellow in the lip. I deliberately walk past the bagged orchids at our local Trader Joe's but am tempted to stop and check for fragrance now.
I also suspected that Catt. walkeriana was in the back ground of this mini catt. I will buy NOIDs if they have a pleasant fragrance, a scent is a big plus for me! Thank you for your comments.