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Mini Catts recommendations needed

This is a discussion on Mini Catts recommendations needed within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I am looking for some nice mini catts to grow in a south window. Would ...

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    Default Mini Catts recommendations needed

    I am looking for some nice mini catts to grow in a south window. Would anyone like to chime in with their favorites? I'm not partial to one color or another, just would like a vigorus few.

    Thanks

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    have you considered the Rupicolous Laelias ?? They are small and make a very nice collection.

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    Can you fill me in? I'm not familiar with them.

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    I have a Sc. Beaufort and several other members have crosses of Beaufort. It is a small or compact plant, very hardy and whereas most other small catt's have just croaked on me; this wonderful little thing just thrives no matter what mistakes I make. It has lovely bright yellow petals with a splash of red on the lip. The amount of red on the lip changes with the seasons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hera View Post
    I am looking for some nice mini catts to grow in a south window. Would anyone like to chime in with their favorites? I'm not partial to one color or another, just would like a vigorus few.

    Thanks
    Here is an American Orchid Society sheet on them

    How to Grow Rupicolous Laelias

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    Thanks Ron, looks interesting.

    Thanks Connie.

    Come on people, I thought I'd get more input! I know there are mini catt growers out there. Shine a little light on me!

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    Well, here are a few to take a look at: Slc. Barefoot Mailman, Otr Island Flare, Slc Precious Beauty, Slc. Ken Dream 'Moonlight Lady', SC Crystelle Smity, and a cross still unnamed Slc. rajah's Ruby x Lc Mini Purple. That is a good variety to get you started. A yellow, couple of pink/purples, a wonderful orange, etc...

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    Thanks BD!

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