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Lc Puppy Love 'True Beauty' HCC/AOS

This is a discussion on Lc Puppy Love 'True Beauty' HCC/AOS within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; The flowers just started opening a few days ago, so I am not sure if ...

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    Default Lc Puppy Love 'True Beauty' HCC/AOS

    The flowers just started opening a few days ago, so I am not sure if these are fully open or if they still have some ways to go.

    Three pseudobulbs spiked. Six flowers in all.





    I was expecting them to be more purple, but maybe they will develop more color as the flowers age.
    The petals also appear more frilly than the standard Puppy Love. But the yellow throat and violet chin is on the mark.
    Perhaps it needs more sun. It has been overcast the past few days and might be causing the flowers to not "cook" right.

    The plant is growing in an 8" wood basket with medium orchid bark.

    I splurged a bit when I bought this plant a few months ago. I think the $35 is well worth it now

    ~John

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    I have a 'Momilani Rainbow' catt that doesn't look anything like the pictures I've seen of them. Mine is much paler than anything I've seen. I'm guessing it didn't get the right light, or something. Either that or it's mislabled. Right now I'd swear it looks much more like a 'Laura Bush' than a 'Momilani'....who knows?
    Yours is still a very pretty flower. I think that is such a pretty and delicate lavender. VEry nice!
    Connie

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    I like the delicate lilac color--it really is beautiful. And the flowers are presented well too -- I'd say it was money well spent.

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    Just lovely!

    Cheers,
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    Beautiful one of my favorites . Gin

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    Not flower related but... what is holding the medium in? It looks like the stuff that goes under carpets to keep them in place on hardwood. If so, great idea, I might have to try it.

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    Lovely - is it fragrant?

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    What a beauty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrobert View Post
    Not flower related but... what is holding the medium in? It looks like the stuff that goes under carpets to keep them in place on hardwood. If so, great idea, I might have to try it.
    Those are scrap pieces of shade fabric (plastic/nylon mesh).
    I had some excess pieces when I installed shade fabric on the shadehouse and cut them to size.
    The orchid bark is small enough to fall through the gaps in the wood basket so I needed something to hold the bark in.
    You can also use coconut coir or other organic fibers if you prefer to use organics.
    But I prefer to use the shade fabric because they are relatively cheap and last forever. One roll of 5' X 12' costs about $12.00 - you could line a LOT of baskets with that
    The "mesh" is also flexible enough that the orchid roots can grow through them without being constricted.

    I really just use whatever is available to me at the time. I even have a couple of baskets that are lined with unused gauze bandage from an expired first aid kit - we would have thrown them away anyway.

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    it's so pretty!!

    I have used left over shade cloth to line baskets as well.

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