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Cattleya (Laelia) purpurata

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by naoki, Aug 8, 2020.

  1. naoki

    naoki Well-Known Member

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    This is a cross of two forms: Cattleya purpurata var. venosa 'AcoSchus' x var. schusteriana 'MC4218'. It is TN5993 from Troy Meyers. Looking at the photos on Troy's site, it became more similar to the pollen parent.

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  2. DarleneJay

    DarleneJay Well-Known Member

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    That lip is gorgeous!! Purpurata are one of the handful of Cattleyas I insist on having in my collection.

    Did you grow this one from flask? How long has it taken from flask to bloom?
     
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    beautiful bloom.
     
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    I got it from a slipperTalk forum member in 2015, so I didn't grow from the flask. The seeds were harvested in April 2007, and I don't know the time of deflasking, but it was in the flask at least until March 2010. It is the first bloom under my care, but I'm not sure if it bloomed with the previous owner (it was fairly big).
     
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    Naoki - thanks for the information. Although I am not surprised, that is a substantial turn around time from flask to bloom. I have a few purple seedlings that are growing well but far away from blooming size. Sounds like I need to settle in and be very patient.
     
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    I'm guessing that Cattleya in general grow relatively slow for me, probably weaker light than in a greenhouse. Mine was going to flower 1-2 years ago, but it aborted for some reason. So they can bloom much earlier than mine, I guess.