Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Cattleya walkeriana 'Purple Plane' (cont)

Cattleya walkeriana 'Purple Plane' in four pieces

I'm stretching it to call this a leadI talked about taking a Cattleya walkeriana apart and here is the result. One pot (lower right) has the visible lead and another (lower left) has the lead I suspected from the condition of one of the pseudobulbs. The picture to the right is a close-up of that lead.

I don't know for sure that any of them will grow but I am going to be optimistic and catalog them all. Then when they do take off I will have some kind of notes. I am always wishing for better notes.


  1. Do you withhold water from pseudobulbs during rooting process?

  2. They get a splash now and then. I don't water in any real sense, root seek water as they grow.

    The tricky part is the transition. As viable roots develop the plant is able to absorb a little water. With Catts and other plants that want to dry out between watering, the transition is simpler.