Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Cattlianthe Betty von Paulsen 'Drops of Gold'

Cattlianthe Betty von Paulsen 'Drops of Gold' - Flower photo by Richard LindbergCattlianthe Betty von Paulsen 'Drops of Gold' is the cross made from Cattleya Hazel Abel x Guarianthe aurantiaca. This has just finished blooming. The flowers are very pretty and very long-lasting.


Cattlianthe Betty von Paulsen 'Drops of Gold' - Plant photo by Richard LindbergI took it out of the pot to divide and re-pot. I wanted to show you the roots and one of the reasons I like rocks. The roots have formed a nice cage with plenty air. After a brief soaking, I will be able to remove the rocks and spread out the roots with minimal damage. I will remove a backbulb division and stake the remainder up. I will try to remember to rotate the plant once in awhile so that it doesn't lean. The light in Sonoma is very bright toward the south wall of the greenhouse.

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