Each week I go through the EBay plant listing of Steve Christoffersen just to drool over them. He has been selling a lot of seedlings to make room after selecting some plants to bloom from each flask. He has made the pricing attractive because he will have to move his plants later this year. I finally broke down and bought one of the NBS pots.
Cattleya lueddemanniana grows on the northern coast of Venezuela. It is fragrant, warm to hot growing and needs bright light. It blooms in summer or fall.
This plant is in sphagnum in a 2 3/4-inch clay pot. There are five pseudobulbs and the plant stands five inches above the pot. The roots are outstanding and I am going to re-pot it right away. I will have to loosen the roots and remove the old sphagnum. A simple up-pot will not do here.
This cross is Catt lueddemanniana coerulea (Amparo x Siquisiqui AM/AOS) x semi-alba 'Margret' AM/AOS. The flower pictures are of the parents from the listing. I can't wait to see the lip pattern and take my own flower picture.