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dodidoki

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Thanks my friends.I have 3 types of this sp: this one( typo), albescens and Mito.Mito is a strange plant to me, huge plant, as a labiata, although eldorado is the smallest labiata type cattleya.I think Mito could be tetraploid clone...
 

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M. Ito is the rubra flamea cultivar that was cloned many years ago. Most plants are eldorado size but a few like yours could’ve received polyploid status during the mericloning process.
 

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Friends, I will take a pic for comparison of my eldorado typo and edorado M Ito.You will be shocked.
 

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Oh, my! That's one m.....f..... of an eldorado! Does the size difference reflect in the flowers too?
Oh, yes....the sheet of M Ito is the same size as the whole size of tipo plant.Flowers are a little darker, but only one and half size in comparison of tipo flowers.
 

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Very nice deep colour for a C. eldorado. Shape is not bad, either. In Canada these plants are seldom seen.
I love eldorados.

It’s true there are rarely any eldorados here. I have the only one awarded in Canada.

Cattleya wallisii (syn: eldorado) semialba flamea ‘Golden Trumpet’ AM/AOS
 
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Unfortunately I axed mine earlier this year. It was my first time with this species and a new purchase of a small unestablished division from orchid trail, and I probably overwatered it as the plant rotted out fast. Sad indeed. I’ve found another source but small seedlings established in a 2 inch pot. Is there any specific advice you guys can please provide for successful culture? Thanks!
 

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Here’s my plant, the Trumpet:

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I grow my eldorados in warm temperatures in bright cattleya light (under T5 with 2000 fc) They like more water than normal catts but must have airy roots. Night temperature has to be 18C and above, or it sulks.
 

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Leslie, this one is the rarest form of this sp.Congrats!where did you get it from?
 

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Istvan, I got this one from a Brazil vendor AWZ.

I also have two more from US as well.
 

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"The Trumpet shall sound, and the Death shall be raised, be raised incorruptible"!

A flamea eldorado...so glorious, that, yet again, my love-hate-relationship with you, Leslie, is triggered. Geeeh, I so much wish there was a psychologist present! 😁 😁 😁
 

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Guldal, its something to look forward to.
The path to enlightenment with many lovely species catts!
Dr Leslie Is much further down the road but is shining a light to show you the way.
 

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