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.


  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?

  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.

  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 .