- Feb 1, 2019
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- TORONTO CANADA
David, I can never approach what Leslie and you do to try and find special plants, but I am still interested in how you went about acquiring your 'Mariauxi'. There are so few commercial US firms left who acquire/breed Cattleya species. There are a few smaller breeder/growers selling on eBay that you helped me find, but a direct connection to South America seems to be critical to get really special things.It was fortunate that several of the wild collected coerulea forms of this species had unusually good form and size. Mariauxi is just one example. So breeding with these started off at a much higher level than is usual with coeruleas.
I have a piece of what is supposed to be Mariauxi that should flower this spring. It’s not flowered before. Fingers crossed!