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  1. DrLeslieEe

    Cattleya warneri albescent ‘Dona Lourdes’

    My favourite colour form just opened! The pure white lip with green throat contrasts nicely with the light pink blush of the tepals. Simply divine! NS 14 cm Petals 8 x 5 cm Dorsal 7 x 2 cm Lip 4 x 7 cm Here you can see the semi water culture with the three layers and water tray. You can...
  2. DrLeslieEe

    Cattleya warneri coerulea

    A winter blooming unifoliate Cattleya species with massive 20 cm (8 inches) blooms. The petals are so big and heavy the midrib bends to the gravity, giving it a soft droopy look. On a smaller bloom in previous years, this droop was a lot less. But alas, is size or form better? That is the...
  3. DrLeslieEe

    Cattleya warneri coerulea

    Warneris have one of the largest cattleya flowers of the species (next to mossiaes), up to 20 cm (around 8 inches) in natural spread. Although they don’t have the full round petals of the hybrids, they make it up with their delicate colouring and fragrance. One of my favourite of the genera...