Friday, April 11, 2014

Potinara Twenty Four Carat growing in full sun

This Cattleya alliance hybrid is growing and thriving under a degree of sun exposure that  would burn most orchids of its genus to a crisp.  Not only that, it is blooming at the height of the local dry season, when cloudless skies mean many hours of intense tropical sun exposure.  The plant is growing in a palm tree in an area near the town of Isabela, Puerto Rico.  The place is also quite windy, so this plant has to deal with very high light levels and warm drying winds.  And yet it is doing well and blooming wonderfully.

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