Friday, December 14, 2012

Cattleya trianaei

Cattleya trianaei - Flower photo by Richard LindbergCattleya trianaei - Flower photo by Richard LindbergCattleya trianaei - Plant photo by Richard LindbergWe had frost last night. I intend to have only a few Laelia anceps outside in the cold, but I thought I had better check. I looked at all the plants, and I am glad I did. My Cattleya trianaei was out there in the cold too. I have it indoors to photograph and later I will put it in the greenhouse here in Napa.

Cattleya trianaei grows in Colombia and is the national flower. It is cool to hot growing, fragrant, needs bright light and blooms in winter.

This plant is in sphagnum over peanuts in a 4 1/2-inch clay pot. There are six pseudobulbs and two new growths. The plant stands 10 inches above the pot.

There is only one note on this plant. I have been a poor record keeper. I should note everything I do with all the plants. This plant is one of my favorites. I have had it several years but you would never know it.

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