Saturday, March 23, 2013

Epicattleya Rene Marquez 'Flame Thrower' HCC/AOS

Epicattleya Rene Marquez 'Flame Thrower' HCC/AOS - Flower photo by Richard LindbergEpicattleya Rene Marquez 'Flame Thrower' HCC/AOS - Flower photo by Richard LindbergEpicattleya Rene Marquez 'Flame Thrower' HCC/AOS - Plant photo by Richard LindbergI have two of these and they are both in bloom. It is both doing well and not doing well. The two tallest canes have grown since I got the plant and it has bloomed on both. On the other hand all the older growth is dead.

Epicattleya Rene Marquez is Epidendron pseudepidendrum x (Cattleya intermedia x Cattleya loddigesii)

This plant is in bark in a 3 1/2-inch plastic pot. There are two canes and the plant stands thirteen inches above the pot. I got the plant in the fall of 2010 at the SCOS BBQ silent auction. That year I put the minimum bid on a bunch of plant and I got a surprising number of them.

I am going to re-pot. I will use rock because it needs to have a heavier base and better drainage. I would like to sell it but it is not in good enough condition for that. Maybe after another year it will look better.

2 comments:

  1. So pretty! I keep reading this as "Epic Cattleya" - and that's fairly correct!

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