Monday, October 3, 2011

Stellamizutaara Kelly 'Lea'

Stellamizutaara Kelly 'Lea' - Flower photo by Richard LindbergStellamizutaara Kelly 'Lea' - Plant photo by Richard LindbergAnother plant I got Saturday is Stellamizutaara Kelly 'Lea' and I picked it because of the flower colors. The flowers are a bit past their prime but still much that "sunset" coloring I like. It is the cross Brassavola nodosa x Cattleytonia Keith Roth.

This plant is in bark over peanuts in a 2 1/2-inch plastic pot. There are seven pseudobulbs and stands about 5 inches above the pot.

I think that with the small size and being a Brassavola nodosa hybrid it would do well mounted. I will watch it and at the next new growth I will put it on cork.


  1. I've had one of these for a few years. It's mounted on cork. Even though I'm reluctant to mount plants that grow perfectly well in pots, this one is very forgiving of watering neglect. It's got to be one of the most reliable bloomers I own, right up there with Maikai and Petite Stars. Stlma. Kelly 'Lea' blooms anywhere from 3 to 5 times a year for me, mostly depending on how rainy or sunny our summers are.

  2. I haven't mounted it yet but plan to very soon. It is good to hear that it blooms more than once a year.