Monday, March 8, 2010

Cattleya walkeriana ('The Chairman' x 'Cadillac')

Cattleya walkeriana - Flower photo by Richard LindbergThe flower picture is not from MY Cattleya walkeriana. It has never bloomed for me. In fact, I just got it back from Steve Christoffersen, who has had it for a couple of years in an effort to recover from the damage I did the plant.

Cattleya walkeriana ('The Chairman' x 'Cadillac') - Plant photo by Richard LindbergCattleya walkeriana grows in Brazil. It is fragrant and needs bright light. It doesn't like to be disturbed.

I have had the plant for several years. It was my first Brazilian Cattleya and I did almost everything wrong. I asked Steve Christoffersen for help and he took the poor remnant of a nice plant and has brought it back. During this time I have gained experience with these small Brazilian Cattleyas.

I am going to place it in the warmest and brightest spot I have, but otherwise do nothing to it for a year. I would love to replace the green wire and cut the bottom off the mount but I won't. Plant health come before making it look pretty.

1 comment:

  1. I have not had much luck with this species, but I'm going try again, too.