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Cattleya forbesii

This is a discussion on Cattleya forbesii within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Cattleya forbesii This small and not so colorful Cattleya just seams to fascinate me; it ...

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    This small and not so colorful Cattleya just seams to fascinate me; it flowers for me 2 times a year with one to 3 flowers. I grow Cattleya forbesii on a mount of tree fern, where it seams to be very happy, as it is slowly but surely covering the mount.
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    It's a striking flower with handsome, if subtle colors, that you don't see often! Thanks for sharing it with us!

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    Do you have a photo of the mount? I love the bloom! Very nice presentation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brutal_Dreamer View Post
    Do you have a photo of the mount? I love the bloom! Very nice presentation.

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    I looked through the pictures of the Cattleya forbesii, I found this one taken in 2004 it shows part of the mount it is a piece of tree fern that I cut off of a tree fern pot I had laying around... in the photo you can see the old broken pieces of fishing line I used to tie the plant on and some of the nz moss I placed over the roots, but this was taken in 2004 and today the plant covers most of this part now. I did grow Cat. Forbesii in a small pot for a year or 2 and yes it grew just fine but one day as I was repotting I just for some unknown reason mounted it on the tree fern, and did it ever take off.
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    Cool, Laura! Thanks.

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    Great species and flowers!

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    I love the fragrance of this species...reminds me of honeysuckle.

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