Blooms are scarce, but something is always out there

December 21, 2003


Pot. (Potinara) Hoku Gem Sun Spots                   Lc. (Leilocattleya) Gold Digger



I have shown pictures of earlier blooms of this Brazilian species Cat. (Cattleya) Walkeriana in its rarer alba (white) form. This is supposed to be the best alba form called “Pendentive”.  Most wild Walkerianas are pink to purple in color. This time the plant, which flowers as many as four times a year, bloomed two flowers. Perfect shape, thick texture, spactacular. Some people say it is a hybrid. I am not sure I really care one way or the other. I grow all Walkerianas in slabs of cork, they seem to love it. This one grows by now on both sides of the slab.

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