Sunday, June 30, 2013

Cattleya loddigesii 'Blue Sky' AM/AOS

Cattleya loddigesii 'Blue Sky' AM/AOS - Plant photo by Richard LindbergIn 2008 I got a Cattleya loddigesii 'Blue Sky' AM/AOS and made four divisions. I should have waited for it to bloom before dividing, because I am still waiting. I would like to sell a couple of the divisions and I don't have a flower picture. And it is a very nice flower.

Cattleya loddigesii grows in Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. It is fragrant, cool to warm growing and can grow in sunlight. The flowers are long lasting and blooming is in late summer.

This plant is potted in sphagnum over peanuts in a 5 1/2-inch clay pot. It is growing well and it looks as if it will bloom this year. My best bet is to just be patient and sell in late summer.

1 comment:

  1. Hi!
    I'm helping with an artificial epi-tree in La Jolla, would love to have a piece of 'Blue Sky' to go with the other blue cattleyas on it. Let me know if one becoes available! ---Thanks, Mark Miner,