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Fredclarkeara After Dark 'SVO Black Diamond' FCC/AOS
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(Mormodia Painted Desert x Catasetum Donna Wise)

Plants are large flowering size seedlings.

Photos are under different light exposure.

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Fredclarkeara = (Catasetum x Clowesia x Mormodes).  Fdk. After Dark ‘Black Diamond’ is one of the few truly black orchids in existence.  However color is dependent upon culture and light exposure while viewing the flowers.  To some it appears to be a very dark purple-red to others it appears to be true black.  Expect mature plants, with leaves, to be 20” – 25” tall.  When deciduous expect the naked pseudobulbs to be 10” – 15”.  Inflorescences are produced from the basal ½ of the naked to nearly naked pseudobulbs.  Each pseudobulb can produce 1-3 inflorescences.  Inflorescences are semi-pendant to pendant, 12” – 20” long, and can carry 8-25 flowers each.  Individual flowers are 1” – 1 ¼” across.  

As with most Catasetinae these are easily grown and flowered when given bright light and a distinct dry rest period.  Plants should be kept in relatively small pots.  Plants begin growth in March – May.  During the growing season they like copious water but prefer to dry out between.  Plants flower as each new growth matures, but some flower with the new growth.  Plants will mature their growths August – October.  At this point cut back on water.  When the leaves have completely fallen off only water enough to keep the pseudobulbs from shriveling.   The following season wait until the new growth is about 2” – 4” tall with developing roots before beginning to water normally.  This is usually the best time to repot.  Repotting when the plants are early in their active growth and when the roots are still short.  Plants grow well under Cattleya levels of light but will proliferate and flower better under stronger light.

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I am totally astonished by the incredible quality of the plants you shipped and the amazingly great and secure packing job you did. I am totally blown away- I never in my life received plants in such incredible condition. You made my day!
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Customer service was fantastic! Shipping super fast and packaged beautifully.  ...a great experience.
Jonathan G.

The Phalaenopsis heiroglypica is lovely and arrived in perfect condition.  I appreciate the fact that its already in spike.  Please update me when the darker variety comes in so I can order it while it is in stock-- Addy A.   Maine

The orchid arrived quickly & well protected in it's package for the ride to my house. I appreciate the affordability of your company and am excited to be able to purchase exotic orchids not available in flower shops and other stores in my city. This is my 2nd Catt, & compared to my 1st purchased at another online site, I can see that ordering from Marlow's Orchids was a sure bet! My orchid's root system & foliage is the picture of health! Thank you Marlow's Orchids, youve got yourselves a fan- Andrea L.

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