Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Brassolaeliocattleya Lawless Romeo 'Sundance'

Brassolaeliocattleya Lawless Romeo 'Sundance' - Flower photo by Richard LindbergBrassolaeliocattleya Lawless Romeo 'Sundance' - Flower photo by Richard LindbergIf I had to reduce my collection to a single plant this would be it. It is my first Catt and I have had it a long time. I thought at the time that it was a mini-catt.

Brassolaeliocattleya Lawless Romeo 'Sundance' - Plant photo by Richard LindbergThe wood is a very expensive piece meant for a terrarium. It is very dense and quite pretty. I mounted the plant on it right away and it has done pretty well.

It has over grown the wood. I am going to soak it for a couple of hours and try to work as much of the live root as possible. Then it will go into a clay pot in sphagnum over peanuts.

The wood will have to be cleaned too. Since the wood is so dense I don't have to be too gentle. After the soaking I will try peroxide. I plan to use it again, but from a fresh start if possible. I am not sure what I will put there, but I'm pretty sure it will be Brazilian.

3 comments:

  1. Just curious, why would you take it off and put it into a planter with Spaghnum moos is that something you do in California to those Blc's?

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  2. Another option would have been to re-mount it, but I want a smaller plant on that piece of wood.

    Most people use bark around here, but there are all kinds of mixes used. I use sphagnum for my Catts now because I have seen the great results Steve Christoffersen gets. The key is letting the pot really dry before the next watering.

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  3. Interesting. Over here those Cats with thin bulbs would go almost always on mounts, just to make sure they do not stand in water but I can see that they also want lots of water. I treat them with my Vandas being on a mount .

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