Cattleya eldorado

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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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Regular form on left in bloom, MIto on right in sheet.
 

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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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"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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