Shop Orchid Care OrchidTalk Orchid Forum Weather Station Links Nursery

Welcome to OrchidTalk Orchid Forums


The Friendliest Orchid Community on the Internet!


  •  » Learn to Repot your Orchids
  •  » Learn Orchid Care Tips and Secrets
  •  » Find the perfect Orchid for your Growing Environment
  •  » Chat with Orchid Growing Professionals

OrchidTalk - "Bringing People Together to Grow Orchids Better!"


Let us help you grow your Orchids better; Join our community today.


YES! I want to register an account for free right now!


Register or Login now to remove this advertisement.

Results 1 to 2 of 2

Cattleya Walkerinter fma coerulea

This is a discussion on Cattleya Walkerinter fma coerulea within the **NOT IN BLOOM** All Genera forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; This is a plant of many suprises. First, I thought it was Walkeriana...it's a cross ...

Click here to increase the font size Click here to reduce the font size
  1. #1
    Cjcorner's Avatar
    Cjcorner is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Connie
    My Grow Area
    Porch/Patio.
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Mini Vanda, Schombs &Encyclia.
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    West of Tampa, FL
    Posts
    9,139
    Member's Country Flag
    Recipes
    1

    Cool Cattleya Walkerinter fma coerulea

    This is a plant of many suprises. First, I thought it was Walkeriana...it's a cross with Intermedia called Walkerinter. Second, since it has never done well (as in always looked dehydrated, too pale and just overall sickly) I put the mount over into the misting section and forgot about it and so it is now thriving. Third I thought the roots were not growing and ta da....wrong again...they are all over the place. In fact that is why I took pictures...I have never seen a root do this before. lol I have been doing alot of rearranging again and just general "tending" to things and I found several things that needed trimming, spraying, etc. I have no idea why this plant is even alive. As I stated a short while back, Intermedia seem to die slowly when they come to my house. Ah well...this one must like to be different and as long as I neglect it, it grows and thrives. Go figure!

    Name:  mount03.jpg
Views: 2639
Size:  160.1 KB

    Name:  mountWalkerianaCoerulea.jpg
Views: 586
Size:  142.3 KB

    After I saw the pictures of the icky twine, I went back with scissors and discovered a smart alecky root. I trimmed what I could of the icky stuff...but obviously this root ain't lettin go of the rest without a fight. lol

    Name:  mount1.jpg
Views: 544
Size:  168.4 KB

    Name:  mount2.jpg
Views: 510
Size:  164.8 KB

  2. #2
    opaline's Avatar
    opaline is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Matt
    My Grow Area
    Sunroom
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Catasetinae
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    England, UK
    Posts
    830
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    How rewarding to find suprises such as this. I often think we can over care for our plants and noticed, with that wonderful thing called hindsight, that i have found the same in some cases and wonder if I should start to be a bit more neglectful. Its awful to experience an orchid that seems to decline, no matter what you do, favourite or not, and is so satisfying to observe its steady improvement. Often this results in me considering a change in care here and there.

    Set to be a significant specimen in your collection I think.

Similar Threads

  1. Cattleya Eros (mossiae coerulea X walkeriana coerulea)
    By Halloamey in forum Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: September 14th, 2012, 11:24 AM
  2. Cattleya walkerinter var coerulea
    By Halloamey in forum Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: June 5th, 2011, 02:25 PM
  3. Cattleya mossiae var. coerulea 'SVO' x Cattleya lawrenceana var. coerulea 'Pedrito'
    By rich63 in forum Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: April 21st, 2011, 09:58 AM
  4. Cattleya Walkerinter 'alba'
    By siaogu in forum Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: April 18th, 2011, 07:06 PM
  5. Cattleya intermedia var. coerulea
    By jeffrey6115 in forum Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: March 18th, 2010, 10:10 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
OrchidTalk --An Orchid Growers Discussion Forum brought to you by River Valley Orchidworks. A World Community where orchid beginners and experts talk about orchids and share tips on their care, cultivation, and propagation.