Cattleya mossiae v. flamea

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  1. Jul 2, 2018 #1

    John M

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    This Cattleya mossiae does not belong to me. A friend has grown it for a few years; but, it kept producing sheaths and never blooming. I offered to give it a vacation in my greenhouse for 3 or 4 months to help it trigger into bloom. This is the result.....9 flowers on 5 inflorescences.

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    :drool: What a BEAUTY :drool: Jean
     
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    Very nice, what was the trigger, light or temp?

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    Thank you.

    The trigger was light. It needs long, undisturbed nights. Cattleya mossiae is photo-periodic sensitive. It was being grown in a condo and was getting light when it needed total darkness to trigger blooming.
     
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    Wow, that is sweet.
     
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    WOOHOO! Way to go John!
     
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    What a blooming, I want a vacation in your greenhouse :rollhappy:
     

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