Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Cattleya walkeriana 'Gloiosa'

Cattleya walkeriana 'Gloiosa' - Flower photo by Richard LindbergCattleya walkeriana 'Gloiosa' - Plant photo by Richard LindbergYesterday I visited Steve Christoffersen. He always has an amazing display of flowers and I love seeing them. I took along the Cattleya walkeriana that just bloomed and a nice bottle of wine as a gift for all the help he has given me.

Cattleya walkeriana grows in Brazil on trees and moist rocks at elevations up to 6000'. It is fragrant, needs bright light and blooms in the fall. It doesn't like to be disturbed.

I wasn't looking to make it a trade but came away with the Laelia tenebrosa backbulb to play with. I also got a Cattleya walkeriana 'Gloiosa', a variety I have seen but don't have. This plant is sphagnum in a 3 1/2-inch clay pot. There are five pseudobulbs and stands six inches above the pot.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! I don't care for most semi-alba C. walkerianas but that is a VERY beautiful one! Great acquisition, if you ever take a backbulb division I'd love to buy or trade you something for it.

    --Nat

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