Cattleya mossiae var. coerulea

Cattleya mossiae var. coerulea x sib seedling growing in a 80 mm pot after one year in my collection.

My Cattleya mossiae var. coerulea seedling was also one of the earliest Cattleya orchids purchased just over one year ago at the time of writing. It grew one new pseudobulb over summer and a second new pseudobulb can be seen protuding. Although it is now six weeks to winter, I hope it can mature before the cooler weather arrives. The oldest roots still bare some scars where I learnt it is better to always fertilise weaker than the manufacturer’s instructions.

Cattleya mossiae is native to Venezuela and grows best in intermediate-warm temperatures.

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