Thursday, September 29, 2011

Cattleya lueddemanniana (‘SVOII’ x ‘SVO’)

Cattleya lueddemanniana (‘SVOII’ x ‘SVO’)Cattleya lueddemanniana (‘SVOII’ x ‘SVO’) - Plant photo by Richard LindbergI keep complaining about needing to reduce my plant count, but I am an addict. I just bought a seedling Cattleya lueddemanniana from Jewell Orchids on eBay.

Cattleya lueddemanniana grows on the northern coast of Venezuela. It is fragrant, warm to hot growing and needs bright light. It blooms in summer or fall.

The plant came in sphagnum over peanuts in a 2-inch plastic pot. I popped it out and saw some roots, about what would go with the size of the top. I added more sphagnum and re-potted in a 2 1/2-inch clay pot. The flower picture is the one with the listing. Since this is from seed, the actual flower may or may not look similar.


  1. A superior species. You can purchase nice ones of this cross direct from the breeder at SVO orchids..

  2. Richard, I have purchased a many plants from Fred Clarke this year. Fred has some great takes on some old hybrids,Cattleya Portia with coerulea parents. Lc. Tydee is a hybrid with cattleya trianae & laelia pumila, great windowsill orchids with large flowers. Great line breed species and don't forget Fdk. After Dark 'Black Pearl' FCC/AOS. I have a new found love for his ctsm. and cycnoches hybrids. Orchids that after the leaves drop, require very little attention till next spring.