Monday, July 29, 2013

Cattleya aurantiaca

Cattleya aurantiaca (IW S) - Flower photo by Richard LindbergCattleya aurantiaca (IW S) - Flower photo by Richard LindbergCattleya aurantiaca (IW S) - Plant photo by Richard LindbergI created a problem for myself with this Cattleya aurantiaca. It had gone over the edge of the pot when it bloomed in March. I had planned to re-pot but then didn't.

The roots of the largest pseudobulb were attacked by snails. Then a new growth started at a wierd angle. I couldn't find an orientation that worked for the whole plant when re-potting.

Cattleya aurantiaca grows in Mexico and El Salvador in rain forests. It is cool to warm growing and blooms in winter and spring.

Fortunately, there was a solution. The roots on the rest of the plant were really excellent. I cut off the newest pseudobulb and the new growth and treated that like a sprouted backbulb division. I was perhaps a little early potting it in sphagnum but I think it will develop new roots in the new pot.

4 comments:

  1. What a nice bouquet of blooms it has given you from one stem. Nice job.

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  2. Linda Coelogyne, raízes limpas, saudáveis. Parabéns
    abraços

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