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Happypaphy7

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The first one is SVO8091 Ctsm.Melana Davison ‘Hoorah’ x Ctsm.Isobel’s Sunshine ‘SVO’.
I was hoping for bright yellow lip but this is still a nice surprise. 12 flowers on its first bloom is promising!
I might call it YST, yellow shark teeth😂
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The next one is Cycnoches lehmannii x Mormodes Rogue Ruby.
The fragrance is similar to Cycnodes Wine Delight.
Cherry flavored cough syrup 😋
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Both are very elegant flowers. 👌 I like Catasetums and I've been growing 3 for many years now. Wait few years and grow them well and you will need a much bigger pot for them than at the moment when the pot fits into a beer mug. My Catasetum fimbriatum which I've grown for around 35 years now produces 3 spikes with a amout of altogether circa 70 flowers at the moment. Will be a great challenge to take photos.
 

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Both are very elegant flowers. 👌 I like Catasetums and I've been growing 3 for many years now. Wait few years and grow them well and you will need a much bigger pot for them than at the moment when the pot fits into a beer mug. My Catasetum fimbriatum which I've grown for around 35 years now produces 3 spikes with a amout of altogether circa 70 flowers at the moment. Will be a great challenge to take photos.
Older & larger specimens are indeed impressive with lots of flowers.
As much as I’d like to keep them big & showy, it just takes too much space and work for an indoor grower like me.
So I keep these on fairly small size by dividing every so often, or I give big ones away and buy newer hybrids.
In the US, SVO constantly provides many options 😁
 
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