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Cattleya bowringiana

This is a discussion on Cattleya bowringiana within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; My good old faithful Catt. Never seems to want throw an extra growth - always ...

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    My good old faithful Catt. Never seems to want throw an extra growth - always flowers on two. Somewhere between 20 and 30 flowers ( perhaps slightly up on the past) certainly a good bright colour, maybe a bit better than before. Has won "best Cattleya" for me in previous years, but wrong timing this year.
    Not a true cattleya - actually ( if my memory serves me right) now Guaranthe - and this can be seen because all true cattleyas produce new growths from the rhizome lying exposed on top of the compost ; if you bury that, the eyes which develop into new growths, never do so. But bowringiana produces new growths from underground.
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    What beautiful flowers and colors. I'm sure an extra growth would be most welcome but this showing is fabulous in itself! Interesting information on growth habits.

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    That is just stunning, Geoff. I never knew that about Cattleya bowringiana growth. Love all the blooms and striking color. Great growing, sir!!

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    Many beautiful flowers and a very interesting comment.

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    Beautiful Geoff!

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