Cattleya mossiae ‘rochelle’

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monocotman

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First bloom for this well known clone, acquired as a USA import via Asendorfer.
Its a lovely thing, almost an alba but with a tiny bit of colour in the lip so maybe an albescens.
Its also big, the flower is 20cm vertically and with a vertical dorsal!
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Wow, this one loks great and very elegant. 👌
 

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Wauw: perfect form, size, colours and stance - what is not to like about this flower?!

Might we trouble you by asking for an in toto pic of both plant and flower, David?

Kind regards,
Jens
 

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David, do you know if this was a division out of the original cultivar or is it out of a mericlone line?
 

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Guldal,
photo as requested. Five mature bulbs but still some scope for increase in size so maybe we could see three or four blooms.
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Terry,
I don’t know whether it was a division or is a mericlone, I didn‘t ask.
David
 

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Nice albescent one David.

I would cut flower off soon to let plant plump up a bit. It can hold up to 4-5 flowers when strong. They last long in a vase too as cut flowers.

To my knowledge ‘Rochelle’ was never cloned.
 

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Very nice flowering ! What are the dimensions of the pot in which you grow this plant?
 

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Check out the photo on the reineckiana thread. There is a comparison with an android phone. The pot is 13.5cm across the top and 11cm deep,
David
 
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