Welcome to my 2020 GROW BLOG for the

 

Catasetum Noname Hybrid ( Catasetum Extravaganza 'Super Nice' x Catasetum dentigrianum 'Best' )

 

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Let the fun in growing begin....

 

 

Brief Grow Blog and Pictures

 

Extravaganza (Karen Armstrong x Louise Clarke) is a second generation mini-Catasetum. These produce large flowers on small plants that are easy to bloom, with really nice flower color and shape. 'Super Nice' has amazing flower quality and dark color. Crossing it to the small-growing Dentigrianum will keep plant size down, and these should produce spotted flowers 2-3 times a season. This is the first grex in the 3rd generation of mini-Catasetum breeding, and seeing these bloom for the first time will be amazing! ( - Fred Clarke, Sunset Valley Orchids )

 

 

April 2020

SVO 7651

Acquired during a sale at Sunset Valley Orchids, first pictures be mid April of 2020

 

 

 

19 April 2020

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May 2020

Through April, I resisted the urge to water except by backfilling the reservoir.  I repeated as needed every few days keeping in mind a brief hot spell.

 

The new growth is developing nicely.

 

As long as temperatures stay near seasonable for this time of year I will refrain from top watering.  However, these bulbs are much thinner then other Catasetinaes so will also keep an eye on the condition of the supporting backbulb.

 

 

 

 

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June 2020

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July 2020

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August 2020

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September 2020

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October 2020

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November 2020

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December 2020

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