Cattleya Susana (C. bicalloi x C. pumila)

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This beautiful primary hybrid is a nice example of letting them go to specimen size. Plant is potted in an inorganic mix (mostly rock) and sports 14 blooms on 9 inf. Colors are more vibrant than photo indicates.02159446-ED67-451A-976B-ABBCB2C06204.jpeg87FD0F4E-F48F-4D4B-88E3-47BF73D5DFB8.jpeg
 

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Love 💘 the flowers.
But hate the growth habit ☹
Peter,
I agree the habit is less than tidy, in this case I am partly responsible as I just let it ramble. The fact I used an inorganic media, and hung it meant I didn’t have to do anything except pot it up. My day of reckoning is on the horizon.
 

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NO! Not your fault! It is more likely the growth habit of L. pumila. Not sure about bicalloi.🤔
 

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I like to see Catt. ramblers...looks natural. I really like that upright dorsal too.
 

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NO! Not your fault! It is more likely the growth habit of L. pumila. Not sure about bicalloi.🤔
All of subgenus Hadrolaelia is prone to sprall, so both parents are contributing. Even with military level potting discipline, they sprall. With free-form growth like this you see the full natural potential.
 

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