Sunday, September 22, 2013

Sophrolaeliocattleya Mango Spice

This plant is sphagnum over peanuts in a 3 1/2-inch clay pot. There are a five pseudobulbs and the plant stands four inches above the pot. It is half of the plant I got last week. When I cleaned the plant I found what could be two plants, or an unusual growth pattern. There several very small pseudobulbs and leads growing from them in two separate directions. Either way it wound have been over potted. I now have two plants of five pseudobulbs.

Sophrolaeliocattleya Mango Spice - Plant photo by Richard Lindberg

Sophrolaeliocattleya Mango SpiceSophrolaeliocattleya Mango SpiceThis picture is not mine, it is from the Sunset Valley Orchids webite. It is of a previous make if this hybrid. These plants are a re-make in an attempt to improve it and still retain the distinctive color pattern and shape. I am confident that that will be the result once these plants start blooming. I am also aware that these plants are from seed and could end up looking quite different, just like two children in a family can look different.

I may have to change the name if my flowers are different. I know the names of the parents and I could revert to that, or I can give it my own name. Whenever that is, I will replace the flower picture with my own.


  1. Hihi....write yourself a reminder.....who kmows what will be a couple of month down the road. I have now sticks with different color code on certain plants so that It will hopefully be a reminder at least as soon as the next repotting season.

  2. Whatever name you give them, their beautiful flowers are the talking point. They are beautiful. Maria Palanca