Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Cattleya forbesii

Cattleya forbesii - Flower photo by Richard LindbergIn 2010 I noticed that I had quite a few species that grew in Brazil. I created the Brazilian plant list started looking for more species from Brazil. I found Ian's Orchids to be a good source of seedlings and young plants.

Cattleya forbesii - Plant photo by Richard LindbergCattleya forbesii grows in Brazil near the coast and streams near the ocean. It is fragrant, cool to warm growing and blooms in the winter. It is best grown mounted and in bright light.

This plant is in rock in a 3-inch plastic pot. There are six pseudobulbs and stands seven inches above the pot. It has grown to the edge of the plastic pot. There is an outide clay pot to make the plant less tippy. I might simply take out the plastic pot and center the plant in the clay pot. It would then have room for a few more years without needing more attention.

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