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.

1 comment:

Elisabete Delfini said...

Ricardo como é linda...
abraços