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Old 05-25-2020, 12:36 PM
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Got this Cattleya Warscewiczii on Ebay for $40. It was a seedling and end up being the biggest of my
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This is another Warscewiczii blooming right now. This is a selfing of Helena of Ospinas that suppose to be cerulean, but the gene seems to be recessive and never passed to its descendants unless another cerulean is used.

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Got this Cattleya Warscewiczii on Ebay for $40. It was a seedling and end up being the biggest of my Warscewiczii.
Ebay can be quite impressive in terms of getting special orchids - sometimes. Sometimes through direct ebay purchase. Sometimes indirectly by creating great friendships with the sellers after the ebay purchase. Some of those sellers are just amazing (outstanding) - special growers having connections with growers spanning a nation - so that chances are greatly improved if one is looking for a particular sort of orchid.
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I agree with SouthPark. I've made great relationships with a couple of sellers on Ebay over the years. I'm even to the point where I actually trust them to find something that might otherwise be difficult for me to locate on my own--without being apprehensive about the possibility of being ripped off. So good for you if you found someone trustworthy.

On the other hand, there are some true pirates on Ebay. I kind of wish, based on feedback, that Ebay would put a little skull-and-crossbones icon next to their names. In my experience, you should probably look with a little skepticism at anyone who uses the words "rare," "choice," or "unique" in their description, especially in cases where these words accompany a picture of a plant that looks like it was just yanked off a neighbor's tree in some Floridian back yard, or a runt of a seedling that appears to have been stepped on a dozen times before the picture was taken. Okay, I apologize for going off on a bit of a tangent. Good luck with your Ebay connection. It looks like you got a couple of nice Cattleya warscewiczii plants.
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Beautiful! Who did you get the first one from?
No idea. This was one of those "Buy Now" auctions. I like the price, the plant and I pulled the trigger. Sometimes I stalk a plant for days an snipe it at the end, but this was not the case, so I do not remember the seller.
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