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Default cattleya leopoldii albecens

hello guys/gals.

i always come and read the forums, but decided to join this big family of orchid fans

i come loaded with many questions, regarding other genera/species, (will create posts in the right sections

but for now wanted to share the first brazilian cattleya that opened for me during this season (mexico) some more are in bud , and some of those are first time bloomers!

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will try to share as much as i can!


Cheers

Antonio.
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Welcome on board, Antonio!

Your flowers look like the albino version of my Leopard 'Ching Hua' also currently in bloom.

Is it nicely scented too?
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Welcome on board, Antonio!

Your flowers look like the albino version of my Leopard 'Ching Hua' also currently in bloom.

Is it nicely scented too?
yes it is nicely scented , stronger by noon, and slowly fades at 6 pm .

the plant was a sib cross of the leopoldii "centro de esmeralda"

love the leopard chin hua! amazing colors (image courtesy of google )

i try to not fall to the temptation of hybrids, but some times it is hard, specially for my wife. she is all about hybrids, and myself species! lol.

cheers!

Antonio.
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I grow mainly hybrids as well.
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Wow, that is gorgeous!!! Looking forward to seeing more of your Brazilian beauties.
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Wow! That is a beautiful one! Welcome to Orchid Board.
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HAHA dirty mudblood hybrids... Always a few sneak in, eh?

Beautiful leopoldii.

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HAHA dirty mudblood hybrids... Always a few sneak in, eh?

Beautiful leopoldii.

-Ceci
yes, sometimes it is hard to resist. but for me , species has that botanical value that imho is not present in hybrids, mother nature is just amazing. .

also, some species also offers more challenge to grow well. and I do like challenges.

BTW Off topic , I will be flying to the US (California) on September 13, as you know there are a some really amazing species in this country grown from flasks, please PM me with wish lists, I am willing to trade for some other species. (angracoids, vandaceous or other interesting species) I will reply back with my wish list as well )

keep in mind that plants (if any) will be travelling bare root..

Cheers!
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