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Cattleya rex

This is a discussion on Cattleya rex within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I just located my dream orchid and I pick it up tomorrow. Does anyone grow ...

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    I just located my dream orchid and I pick it up tomorrow. Does anyone grow this? Do you have any tips? I'm so excited because I've been hunting this down for years. Thanks in advance.

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    Google finds some very pretty examples of this Catt.

    Interesting story on it too.

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    I recently purchased a bunch of these right out of the flask as seedlings. They seem to be pretty hardy... they've hung with me through some significant health problems that prevented me from being able to give them the attention they deserved. I lost an entire flask worth of Phalaenopsis violacea (sob!) whereas my Cattleya rex seedlings are still stubbornly hanging in there! I wish I could give you more useful info, but as mine are still all itty-bitty, it will be a while before I know how an adult rex behaves! I wish you all the best, though! It's a gorgeous species!


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    Thanks for your good wishes. Since retiring I've become quite neurotic with my orchids. I haven't lost one(knock on wood) since joining this forum. I fixated on this particular plant and want to be able to successfully grow it. I've read everything I can on this species plant and have been trying to locate a post I saw on this site. Good to know your seedlings are thriving.

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