Friday, March 15, 2013

Colmanara Wildcat 'Leopard'

Colmanara Wildcat 'Leopard' - Flower photo by Richard LindbergColmanara Wildcat 'Leopard' - Flower photo by Richard LindbergColmanara Wildcat 'Leopard' - Plant photo by Richard LindbergColmanara Wildcat "Leopold' is in bloom again and it looks terrible. It looks even worse than it did a year ago when I told you I was going to clean it up and re-pot. I guess I didn't get to it.

Click here for the Blog entry from a year ago.

Colmanara Wildcat 'Leopard' - Plant photo by Richard LindbergColmanara Wildcat 'Leopard' - Plant photo by Richard LindbergThere are several varieties of Colmanara Wildcat. It is a mix of Miltonia x Odontoglossum x Oncidium and was developed for indoor culture. It grows well and blooms easily. It is a staple of many orchid collections.

A task for today is to clean and re-pot this plant. It is embarrassing to have my procrastination documented in the blog. I don't want to have to do this again next year. Instead I want you to see a spike twice as tall with three times as many flowers. If I take care of the plant, it will reward me with a good bloom.

1 comment:

  1. Actually, I really appreciate a post like this. I still consider myself a novice. I'm always struggling with the idea that my plants should remain as beautiful as they did when they first came home with me. Of course, after visiting several orchid greenhouses and looking around online, I know that there are some woebegone looking plants that produce glorious blooms. Thanks for showing the imperfections! And show us how this one looks after some TLC!

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