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NOID Mini White Catt

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 ...

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    Default NOID Mini White Catt

    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.
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    Just beautiful!

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    That is really nice!!

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    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!

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    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.

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    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.

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