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Cattleya leoloddiglossa

Discussion in 'Orchid Hybrids' started by PhalGal, May 31, 2015.

  1. PhalGal

    PhalGal Rachel

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    North Florida
    I never really cared for cattleyas and this is the first and only one I have. Its a spotted blue- two of my favorite characteristics of any flower, so I had to have it. I've had it for a couple weeks now and it grows it in lightly shaded southern exposure. I would really like any cultural tips because I can't find much info on it. Based on my pictures below can anyone who knows these orchids tell me how far mine is from flowering? IMG_20150531_074602225.jpg IMG_20150531_074518959.jpg
  2. DrWanCanada

    DrWanCanada Member

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    This is a cross of 3 high light species of tigrina (syn. leopoldii), amethystoglossa and loddigesii ... All three species grow up to 40-80 cm and need same culture; high light, warm temperatures in summer and intermediate winter nights (14-18C), light rest in winter ... Google any cultural guide for any of the three species.

    Looks like yours is a seedling, about 3 to 4 years from blooming. Treat it like a seedling for a year or two; meaning warm and 14-16 hours of light to grow faster. Good luck!
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