Monday, January 20, 2014
Cattleya percivaliana [Rchb.f] O'Brien 1883, First bloom of a selfing of the 'Summit' clone.
This is the first bloom of a seedling produced by a selfing of the 'Summit' clone. This plant is easy to grow in coastal Puerto Rico and is unfazed by heat and wind. The only problem that I have with it is that white flies find it irresistible, so about once a month I have to check the plants for this pesky insect. However getting rid of the white flies is done easily enough with a spot application of 90% alcohol. Note I didn't recommend drenching the plant in alcohol.