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This is a discussion on blc within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; so what does the blc short for? are they difficult to grow? The one I ...

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    Exclamation blc

    so what does the blc short for?
    are they difficult to grow? The one I am looking at is
    Tainan Gold 'Canary'

    Would this be okay for a newbie?

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    Yep. A Cattleya alliance plant. They are not difficult to grow.

    BLC stands for Brassolaeliocattleya...an intergeneric cross of Brassavola, Laelia, and Cattleya. Tainan Gold is a beautiful plant.

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    Brassol,ndfsdkujre....LOL, I see why they call it blc for short. Thanks.

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    You can look up any genus abbreviation in the Orchid Genus List located in the Orchid Forum Navigation box on the top left had corner of the Forum Home page.
    Cin

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    Cattleya types, as said above are great for a new grower. They have been hybridized to be easier to grow over the years. Dendrobiums and phalaenopsis types are also wonderfully easy and bloom up to 3 or 4 mo's at a time whereas many catts only last a few weeks. I love the phals myself.....over time you will find your favorites. Can't wait to see the pics....golden catts just glow in the sun and yours is an especially nice one, Clint is right.
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    oh it is only a baby, long time until it blooms. That is part of the struggle to buy it or not. The wait.............

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    Anticipation makes the pleasure greater when it does bloom!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Molly Taco View Post
    You can look up any genus abbreviation in the Orchid Genus List located in the Orchid Forum Navigation box on the top left had corner of the Forum Home page.
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    She beat me to it... LOL!

    Cheers,
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    Sorry BD, I thought that you were taking the afternoon off
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