Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Cattleya warscewiczii 'Lunata' x 'Sanderiana #14'

Cattleya warscewiczii 'Lunata' x 'Sanderiana #14' - Flower photo by Richard LindbergCattleya warscewiczii 'Lunata' x 'Sanderiana #14' - Plant photo by Richard LindbergI found this plant today. It was missing from the catalog and I didn't remember that it had died. It is one of my nicest plants from Steve Christoffersen I would have hated to lose it. It is back in the listing now and has been re-potted.

Cattleya warscewiczii grows in northwestern Colombia and is warm to hot growing. It is fragrant and needs very bright light.

This plant in in sphagnum over peanuts in a 6 1/2-inch clay pot. There are four pseudobulbs and stands eleven inches above the pot.

I found it because I was looking at all the Catts in the wet zone. Even though the days are really no cooler and will remain in the same range for six to eight weeks more in our zone, I need to start cutting back on watering. The total light on the plant, the lumen-hours in a day, goes down every day as the sun moves south. This is more important that the peak light we normally associate with plants.

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