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Cattleya violacea 4N in need of a warmer home

Discussion in 'For Trade/Sale' started by DarleneJay, Mar 24, 2020.

  1. DarleneJay

    DarleneJay Well-Known Member

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    One of my first major lessons in online ordering came from the purchase of this Cattleya violacea 4N. In 2013, I purchased this from Orchids Limited for $50, which was extravagant at the time. Actually, it still is, but at that time it was hard for me to fathom spending that much on a plant. I assumed with such a price tag that I was getting a blooming size to near blooming size plant. I was shocked to unpack a tiny seedling in a 2.25 inch pot. My lesson... Always check the pot sizes, especially if the size descriptors (Blooming size, near blooming size, etc) are missing. And when in doubt, email the seller.

    Anyway, I have kept this plant alive and growing through several moves and climate changes. However, I can not keep it remotely happy due to my cooler winter temperatures. I would like to trade it way rather than watch it decline. The newest leaves are struggling as you can see in the pictures below. Just an FYI. Some of the pseudobulbs have a purple cast from high light not rot.

    I am open to trades that require intermediate conditions and that do not require humidity in excess of 60% and/or daily watering. In full transparency, the Cattleya will need some extra TLC to thrive, but I think it will respond quickly. Here is a great write-up on Cattleya violacea: Baker's Culture Sheet

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  2. meredog

    meredog Merely a dog in a cat suit

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    I'm interested. I'll pull together a list of what I can offer you tomorrow.
     
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    DarleneJay Well-Known Member

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    Sounds good!
     
  4. meredog

    meredog Merely a dog in a cat suit

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    Hi Darlene,

    I have a Grammatophyllum stapeliiflorum. It likes water, tolerates pretty much full sun. I grow it in the basket in sphag, inside of a ceramic pot that holds the water reservoir. Would ship in the basket, and only send the ceramic pot if you really want it.

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    I have Catt seedlings, but 1-2 yr from BS, I think. I bought them as plugs in 2019, from Carmela Orchids, at a local OS.
    Cattleya walkeriana 'Kenny'
    Pot. 'Carmela'
    Pot. Dick Smith 'Paradise'

    I also have several Ang seedlings. Based upon my experience, they are a long way away from BS! LOL! I can send pics and more details if you're interested.

    I have some vandas, but they do require daily watering.

    So, please let me know, TU!
    Carolyn