Thursday, October 31, 2013

Cattleya mendelii

Cattleya mendelii by Mauro Rosim
Cattleya mendelii, a photo by Mauro Rosim on Flickr.

This is the best mendelii I've ever seen. Plant and photo by Mauro Rosim.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Cattleya schilleriana

Cattleya schilleriana by Flick Fer
Cattleya schilleriana, a photo by Flick Fer on Flickr.

I have a few small seedlings of this species. Nothing near blooming size yet.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Cattleya maxima 'Hercules'

This is a mericlone of the upland form, which is shorter and carries fewer-but-larger flowers compared to the lowland form. I prefer the lowland form. Only one flower this year - I will have to move it out its basket when new roots start.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Cattleya guttata coerulea buds

I acquired this in July in my trip to the Cal-Orchid open house in Santa Barbara. In general I find that gutttata blooms later in the year than leopoldii and blooms from a dry sheath after a growth has matured, while leopoldii buds emerge from the sheath even before the growth matures.