Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Cattleya aclandiae 'Iguassu' x 'Valley Isle'

I bought this Cattleya aclandiae 'Iguassu' x 'Valley Isle' seedling in the spring of 2010 and mounted it in July of that year. The plant has grown well in the past year. More important, there is great root growth. This is a picture of the back of the mount.

Happy Cattleya aclandiae 'Iguassu' x 'Valley Isle' roots

Cattleya aclandiae 'Iguassu' x 'Valley Isle' - Plant photo by Richard LindbergCattleya aclandiae grows in Brazil in dry areas near the coast. It is fragrant, warm to hot growing and blooms in spring and fall.

This plant is mounted on a 6x10-inch piece of cork bark. There are six pseudobulbs. I am not sure how close this is to blooming size. It is described as a dwarf species so I have my fingers crossed for flowers next spring. Roll over the picture on the right to see the growth since it was mounted last year.

2 comments:

  1. I have this one too. It has beautiful, spotted petals with a lavender lip. It needs a lot of light. I grow mine in a basket outside under 30 % shade cloth or 70% sun.

    John

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  2. I am looking forward to getting a picture of mine. How old is yours? Is is very much bigger?

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