Friday, March 2, 2012

Cattleya aurantiaca

Cattleya aurantiaca (IW S) - Flower photo by Richard LindbergCattleya aurantiaca (IW S) - Plant photo by Richard LindbergThis plant has me confused. It is in bark in a very wet environment and should not be doing very well. Instead it is in bloom and the new pseudobulb looks fat and happy.

Cattleya aurantiaca grows in Mexico and El Salvador in rain forests. It is cool to warm growing and blooms in winter and spring.

The only thing I can think is different is that I raised the base temperature to above 60 degrees. The microclimate this plant is in is one of the warmest in the greenhouse. It is a little difficult to compare with last year because the fans and all the benches are configured differently than they were then.

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