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This time a Catt... or two...

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    Default This time a Catt... or two...

    It's now offical - I'm a noid addict... Can't help myself when I see orchid offers in the supermarket adds - 10$ who could resist?! Well I couldn't...
    I think my girlfriend is about to look through the yellowpages trying to find a rehab centre..

    Well this time I found two Catts. - One of them had lost it's flowers - but hey 10$... I'm giving up hope of putting a name on those noids - but who needs a name when they're so beautifull?? (Maybe I will later when I hopefully get the hang of that whole hybridization business...)

    Here's two of the flowering one - 4 spikes:



    And here's the living room windowsill... Maybe I should get rid of those two other plants to make room for more chids... The sedond noid of the day is the Catt. next to the Paph. Pinocchio


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    What a great windowsill, Christian! That Catt looks like it has some nodosa in it. Very pretty!

    Sorry, bud, there's no treatment for this disease - and it just gets worse, LOL!

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    Errr.. Couldn't help googling that flowering one a bit.. Could it be Bc. Maikai 'Mayumi' with the flower just affected by the cellofane bag it was in???

    Christian

    Edit: And as you say McClever .. thats: Brassavola nodosa x Cattleya bowringiana <- those are species right??

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    It sure looks like it. Hard to be positive though.

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    I'll post another pic when a bud opens in the freedom of my windowsill... then it might be easier to tell.

    Btw. it's in serious need of a new pot as you see.. When should I do the repotting?? And what medium just big bark?

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    I'd wait till it's done flowering, and I'd use medium bark or a bark mixture.

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    I'd say that's a bit too dark purple for a Maikai. They usually aren't so saturated with color. That said, they have been using Maikai to make many other crosses, so it's very likely that it is part Maikai. I'd definitely put it in bark.

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    Lovely window you have there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diane View Post
    I'd say that's a bit too dark purple for a Maikai. They usually aren't so saturated with color. That said, they have been using Maikai to make many other crosses, so it's very likely that it is part Maikai. I'd definitely put it in bark.
    I read somwhere that the Maikai flowers start out almost pink and fade out just untill they drop, but I know know if that's true or not.. Well I'll never know for sure.. Doesn't matter though

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    Lovely window you have there!
    Thank you very much

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    Quote Originally Posted by Korxi View Post
    I read somwhere that the Maikai flowers start out almost pink and fade out just untill they drop, but I know know if that's true or not.. Well I'll never know for sure.. Doesn't matter though



    Thank you very much

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    well plants vary a lot, by my Maikai is not nearly that dark, even when the blooms first open. And it does become paler as it ages. But whatever the name, thats a lovely flower, and I like the deep color!

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