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Colmanara Wildcat 'Red Cat'

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    Default Colmanara Wildcat 'Red Cat'

    Flowers indiividually just a bit bigger than most Wildcat clones ( I have three other clones) as can be seen by comparison with my latex clad fingers. Has made a bulb almost the size oif a tennis ball in S/H anjd may go on to be quite nice and even woirthwhile with another year in the system ( I took it as one of my two allowed entries for Bournmemouth OS monthly meeting copmpetitive table show,last week , and the judges , I overheard, dismissed it as " we need not spend any time on that") ... my Vanda Sunray btw got 2nd place... there is quite a high standard of course. The winning plant was a Dendrobe with about 30 flowering canes

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    Geoff, those are so beautiful - and so large!

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    Looks like it is doing well for you.

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    What a spectacular display and a bulb the size of a tennis ball? May I ask what kinds of orchids you like to use S/H with Geoff? I have seen in other posts where you have succeeded in growing some wonderful plants in S/H, but I also know you have plenty in other media. AL

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    Beautiful photos of a stunning orchid. The first photo is really amazing! Lovely spike full of blooms!

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    AWESOME

    Its mine.....

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    OOPS! did i say that out loud!?

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    Lovely solid colour. Congrats on the prize for V Sunray.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orchidsal View Post
    What a spectacular display and a bulb the size of a tennis ball? May I ask what kinds of orchids you like to use S/H with Geoff? I have seen in other posts where you have succeeded in growing some wonderful plants in S/H, but I also know you have plenty in other media. AL
    Intergeneric oncidium types do extremely well - i.e. Miltassias, Burragearas etc. So do soft-cane dendrobiums ( nobile etc ). My catasetums are all in it, although I think it is perhaps slightly too wet, and a half-way house I used once is to pot them in the same perlite, but hang them up and dunk weekly until the pot is full of roots, then go to the full. S/H in standing water ; I have a technical problem about that this year but have now solved it to follow next year. My Ansellias are looking greatr.... I used it for zygopetallums with great success at my last address in a house kept at a winter night 'stat setting of 13 ( say 55 F ) but now with a 'stat set at 15 (60) in winter and 17 (65) in summer, they won't grow whatever I do ; I also find that some harder bulbed oncids are not growing well now - in other words S/H is a great answer as long as everything else is just right.

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    Gorgeous!!!! any Wildcat that blooms consistently without deformities in the blooms and produces long spectacular sprays is a keeper for me..

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