Friday, December 23, 2011

Cattleya Final Touch 'Mendenhall' AM/AOS

Cattleya Final Touch 'Mendenhall' AM/AOSCattleya Final Touch 'Mendenhall' AM/AOS - Plant photo by Richard LindbergAt the begining of October one of our local collectors had a garage sale on her excess plants. I happened to be in the market for some Cymbidiums and she had quite a few available. I got several nice cascading and pendant Cymbidiums to hang in my new growing space.

I also got a few other varieties. One was this Cattleya Final Touch 'Mendenhall' AM/AOS. It wobbled in the pot and if I had not seen the flower open on another of her divisions I would never have considered spending any money on a plant obviously quite weak.

I propped it in rock and waited. It has now sprouted and has roots long enough to pot. This plant is in rock in a 2-inch pot. There are three pseudobulbs and it stands seven inches above the pot. It will go into sphagnum/clay within a few days, then go over to Sonoma for the winter.

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