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Cattleya (Sophronitis) cernua

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Alexey, Sep 2, 2012.

  1. Alexey

    Alexey Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Grown under lights in warm area, it has slightly smaller flowers than my other clone. The plant is too young to be a “specimen”, but I am happy with its fist blooming.

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    Beautiful! Mine is just growing like a weed, and hasn't bloomed in a year and a half.
     
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    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Nice!
     
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    Very nice! How much light do you give yours? I've read that require quite a bit to bloom!
     
  5. Alexey

    Alexey Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Paul, my plant bloomed under 400 WT Metal Halide HID lamp. The lamp is on light mover, and light meter is useless. To have an idea: the closes plant-to-lamp distance is 15” the longest – 24”. It is bright, but not too bright light. Leaves are green with no purple pigment. I found that there are many ways to induce blooming. You do not need to torture Dendroium senile with harsh winter rest or bake Cattleya cernua on sun to receive reasonable results.
     
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    Ah, this contradicts things that I've heard previously. Thank you!
     
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    Hi Alexy,

    This one does not have the purple column wings, which is unusual for this species.
    How has it been growing for you?

    Gary
     
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    You are right, you have sharp eyes, Gary!