Thursday, April 22, 2010

Cattleya Laurie Lynn Westenberger

Cattleya Laurie Lynn Westenberger - Flower photo by Richard LindbergCattleya Laurie Lynn Westenberger was registered in 1958 and a half century later compares well with any modern hybrid. It is large and fragrant and lasts well. With an orchid of this quality, nothing green gets thrown out no matter how unpromising it looks.

Cattleya Laurie Lynn Westenberger - Plant photo by Richard LindbergLast September I divided Lillian's plant and got three divisions. I also got this piece containing the oldest pseudobulbs from the plant.

I put it in a pot with rocks to hold it down. Two of the pseudobulbs are actually leaning against the sides of the pot. I put it with my other backbulbs in Sonoma and kept an eye on it.

There are two sprouts coming from this group of backbulbs. It will take time for them to become blooming size but they are in the right greenhouse where conditions are right for Cattleyas.


  1. And a bunch of healthy new roots. Amazing


  2. As always, the roots are the key. They will stay just as they are for awhile yet, until there is more root material.

    One of the nice thing about the rocks is I can lift a couple of pieces and peek without really disturbing anything.