Welcome to my 2020 GROW BLOG for the

 

Catasetum Unnamed Hybrid ( Catasetum Dentigrianum 'SVO Upgrade' x Catasetum tigrinum 'SVO' )

 

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Let the fun in growing begin....

 

 

Brief Grow Blog and Pictures

 

Catasetum Dentigrianum (denticulatum x tigrinum) has beautifully-formed flowers in white, uniformly spotted with burgundy, and a soft yellow lip with a dentate margin.  Crossing it back to one of its parents, Catasetum tigrinum, with white flowers spotted in light pink and cascades of 20-25 blooms, will reinforce the white color and spotting while lengthening the inflorescence and increasing flower count.  This mini-Catasetum has all the ingredients to be a real show stopper: excellent flower quality, vigorous growth habit and ease of blooming.. ( - Fred Clarke, Sunset Valley Orchids )

 

 

 9 April 2020

SVO 7646

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

 

 

 

19 April 2020

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 1 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.

 

In my growing area I have two divisions of this orchid growing side by side.  One is slightly more ahead of the other in the development of growth.

 

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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