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Growing naturally or is that naturalistically ? catts on trees in England !

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    Thgese are cattleya seedlings tied on to the twig/branch ( about 40mm thick - a bit less than one and a half inches. Put here straight from the flask. Doing very nicely thank you. They are hung up , with the small vandaceous stuff, so that they get sprayed most days ; not seasonal - they just produce one new bulb after the other - the lastest now say 40mm height but the new growth will be another big step up. How far to flowering ? Don't know.
    They are of course in my greenhouse , I'm just kidding you when I give a hint they may be outside .

    What is it/are they ? C./intermedia alba x C. leopoldii. I looked up the cross in Orchidwiz, and it says C/intricata - but that is the name for C.intermedia x C.tigrina - and if you don't think tigrina is a good name, then call it guttata ; similar to, but not the same thing as leopoldii !. I have e-mailed orchid-wiz about this to see if they have any info.
    I tried looking it up on the RHS Register website, but that is a non-friendly site, so I'm always a bit sceptical when it gives no return.
    Maybe if and when it flowers I'll try and register it , and see what the Registrar says.

    This was my first try at this kind of thing - bare wood mount, no moss, no tree-fern etc , and the results encouraged me, so now I have a lot growing ( crossed fingers) this way.

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    You've got some wonderful roots going on there, Geoff. Good job, as always!

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    Congrats on trying to do your own 'thing', so far with great results. I often depart from tradition and do things which I think will work for me.
    Good luck with the name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorsetman View Post
    What is it/are they ? C./intermedia alba x C. leopoldii. I looked up the cross in Orchidwiz, and it says C/intricata - but that is the name for C.intermedia x C.tigrina - and if you don't think tigrina is a good name, then call it guttata ; similar to, but not the same thing as leopoldii !. I have e-mailed orchid-wiz about this to see if they have any info.
    Cattleya tigrina is the (actual) accepted name for Cattleya leopoldii (Cattleya guttata var. leopoldii).

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    love love it Geoff...good mounting

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    I've seen photos of some of the big Catts growing like crazy on trees in Brazil, so I think they were probably grateful not to have been potted up (which is neither natural nor naturalistic for them) - the amazing root growth indicates that they are, don't you think?

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    with these, Geoff. They are looking great!

    cheers,
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    Great growing Geoff. I'll try mounting some of my mini catts ( we refer to them as 'Japanese Cattelyas' mostly NOID) - they don't seem happy in pots.

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    How wonderful they are looking Geoff this is something I've wanted to try, now I just need to find a good branch to use.

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    excellent job. I always mount mine and they look more healthy and easy to care.

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