Saturday, May 21, 2011

Cattleya dormaniana

Cattleya dormaniana - Plant photo by Richard LindbergI power-washed the roof of the greenhouse and I got 1000 ft-candles of light back. That's a good thing, right? Yes and no.

Cattleya dormaniana grows in Brazil to the south of Rio in the Organ Mountains. It is cold to warm growing, blooms in the fall and needs very bright light. It needs a dry winter rest period.

This plant is mounted on a 4x7-inch piece of cork. There are four pseudobulbs and two new growths. The new growths reflect the change in light level. It looks as if I am going to have to put up some shade cloth panels.

1 comment:

  1. Ola! Gostaria de saber se possível o melhor meio de cultivar a Cattleya dormaniana? O motivo dessa mensagem é que não encontro nada concreto sobre o seu cultivo, tais substrato, as dicas são muito vagas.