Earlier in the week we featured Cattleya intermedia ‘coerulea’ (below) which I said was one of our best ‘almost blue cattleyas’. Today’s species really isn’t blue – much more a purple/pink – but it is a lovely semi-alba never the less.
We grow all our Cattleya trianaes in baskets filled with a course bark and no moss. The plants produce masses of roots and we keep them just damp in the winter but much wetter when in summer growth. We hang the baskets up in Warm Americas where they get lots of light (the auto shading is activated at 500 Whatts/ square metre)