A couple of alba catts

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  1. Apr 18, 2019 #1

    monocotman

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    A786F2C3-BB2B-488D-9C26-CD6E2E999D0A.jpeg first up is a smallish division of cattleya lueddemanniana alba ‘virginia’. Not had this too long, but it has developed the first bulb and flower. It has very hard thick foliage. The bulb is only about 5 inches high and quite thin.
    Next is a random cattleya mossiae alba. The plant is pretty beat up but still puts out three decent flowers.
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    The two flowers are about the same size,
    David
     
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    the species catts are making a comeback.
     
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    As I grow more cats I find I’m being pulled to more of the species.
    There are plenty of nice sib crosses around.
    David
     
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    Gorgeous, David!
     
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    Well done.

    Is it true that the low sunlight in UK makes lueddemannianas a reluctant bloomer? If so, do you use additional light source?
     
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    I grow this species right up against a south facing window most of the year. This seems to do the trick. They love it. There is never a sign of any leaf burning which I can get with other cattleya plants. I’ve never used extra lighting,
    David
     
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    Everyone should have a alba Cattleya(species or hybrid). Beautiful!
     

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