Cattleya loddigesii 'Blue Sky' AM/AOS

Cattleya loddigesii 'Blue Sky' AM/AOS - Flower photo by Richard LindbergCattleya loddigesii 'Blue Sky' AM/AOS - Flower photo by Richard LindbergCattleya loddigesii 'Blue Sky' AM/AOS - Plant photo by Richard LindbergThe genus Cattleya (C) contains quite a few species from tropical South America. They do best in a medium that has good drainage and dry between watering. Give them a short dryer rest after blooming.

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 in sphagnum over peanuts in a 5 1/2-inch clay pot. There are 16 pseudobulbs and the plant stands 8 inches above the pot.

10/11/2013 - Good growth since re-potting, new plant photo.

08/15/2011 - Re-potted in sphagnum/clay.

08/07/2008 - Added to collection as division of another plant.

TRIBE: Epidendreae     SUBTRIBE: Laeliinae