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Cattleya Portia v. coerulea 'Sir Jeremiah Coleman' vs...

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    Hi all! I've been thinking about getting a blue Cattleya -type Orchid , and I am down to these two:

    Lc. Canhamiana fma. coerulea "Azure Skies" and Cattleya Portia v. coerulea "Sir Jeremiah Coleman."

    That's how they are listed for sale, so I apologize if the genera or something in the name is off. I can't find much information on Sir Jeremiah Coleman. I'm looking for something that will be a bluish lavender, blooms regularly and potentially heavily, is perfumed, and is relatively easily cared for indoors (not in a greenhouse). I know some of those things depend on my own ability to care for it, but I also know there are limits to each plant. Any help would be appreciated! Anyone growing Cattleya Portia v. coerulea 'Sir Jeremiah Coleman' who can comment on it? Thanks!

    Julianna

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    I ended up getting the following:

    Cattleya Portia v. coerulea 'Sir Jeremiah Coleman'
    Blc. Susan Fender 'Cinnamon Stick' x Edisto
    Blc. Sea Swirl 'Whirlpool'
    Blc. Mem. Grant Eichler 'Lennette.'

    I hope they all make it OK and do well

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    I like these 2 of the 4 best.
    Blc. Sea Swirl 'Whirlpool'
    Blc. Mem. Grant Eichler 'Lennette.'

    Green tinted orchids seem to get into my collection regularly. The 2 I bought today are both green.

    Good luck with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 78Terp View Post
    I like these 2 of the 4 best.
    Blc. Sea Swirl 'Whirlpool'
    Blc. Mem. Grant Eichler 'Lennette.'

    Green tinted orchids seem to get into my collection regularly. The 2 I bought today are both green.

    Good luck with them.
    Green is my favorite, but I also have a thing for orange The Blc Sea Swirl "Whirlpool" arrived with 3 pbs and one leaf (so iirc, that means it needs another pb to be blooming size, right?), and Blc. Mem. Grant Eichler 'Lennette' arrived with 8 pbs! It may have something that looks like a sheath... but I'll keep watching it.

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    My understanding is when one divides a plant, you need minimum 3 pb.

    That is about all I know at this point. So I would expect that it is too immature to bloom as it stands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 78Terp View Post
    My understanding is when one divides a plant, you need minimum 3 pb.

    That is about all I know at this point. So I would expect that it is too immature to bloom as it stands.
    That's what I figured too. The other two arrived with 4 pbs, so I figured that could go either way. I'm sure they weren't exactly thrilled with their trip

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