Sunday, August 30, 2009

Sophrocattleya Love Knot var coerulea

Sophrocattleya Love Knot var coerulea - Flower photo by Richard LindbergSophrocattleya Love Knot var coerulea - Plant photo by Richard LindbergThis is a very popular cross. It has been renamed from Laeliocattleya (Lc) Sophronitis sincorana x Cattleya walkeriana due to the reclassification of one of its parents.

I got this plant about two years ago. It looked great on top with 15 pseudobulbs. When I got it unpotted it was a different story.

The problem was not dead roots. What set this plant back was that the roots had formed a tight ball. It was way overdue for re-potting.

I like to think that I am pretty good at re-potting. Even if I take my time, use lots of water and my fingers only (no cutting) there is still quite a lot of root damage.

I did what I could and then waited 4 months until I saw some new growth. At that time I divided it into three plants. This is the first of those plants to bloom.

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