These bold red Cattleyas were something that had barely been imagined when I was a teenager, let alone actualized. Now, the red Cattleyas are abundant and they are glorious. This is a relatively new hybrid, BLC. Chian Lin ‘Shin Shy’ AM/AOS.
So, here’s a brief follow up to the tale of the sex-changing N. vogelii. I pollinated this “female” several weeks ago, and although at first it appeared the pollen had not prompted a response, now I have two spikes of pods that are growing rapidly! With any luck, there are viable embryos forming in there!
This cutting is once again up for sale. (Buyer had to decline)
N. sibuyanensis X ( spectabilis X beccariana)
I am offering an un-rooted cutting of this hybrid for sale or trade. The cutting is the top 2.5″ of the adult vine, which will easily make multiple cuttings.
I am offering this for sale (inquire about price) or for trade for Orchids from the Cattleya alliance, preferably clean (virus free) clones of some of the “heirloom” varieties from the 1950s through the 1980s. Cattleya species are always of interest as well. I’m looking for an exceptional clone of C. trianae – hint, hint.
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This is a large (18″ diameter) plant of N. merrilliana X Trusmadiensis I
am was selling. Inquire about price and shipping cost. US addresses only, thanks.
Both of these photos were taken today, November 1, 2015. Mature, fully colored pitcher from July:New pitcher, recently opened and not yet colored: