Saturday, December 3, 2011

Cattleya walkeriana

Now that I have a nice flower picture, I have re-potted this Cattleya walkeriana backbulb division. If I wait any longer the new growth will finish maturing. When I took it out of the rocks it had a very nice root system and I tried to disturb it as little as possible during the potting process.

Cattleya walkeriana - Photo by Richard Lindberg

This plant is sphagnum over peanuts in a 4 1/2-inch clay por. There are three pseudobulbs and it stands six inches above the pot. I gave the sphagnum a haircut to level out the top of the medium. Now is the best time to do this since I know where everything is. It is painful to snip off the top of a new growth trying to make the pot look neat.


  1. Beautiful flower. One p-bulb looks disturbingly dark, is it OK?

  2. Yes, the pseudobulb is fine, just a little color from the high light level.