Cattleya Snow Blind ‘Kenny’ FCC/AOS (3.5” pot near blooming size mericlone)
New! This beautiful compact grower was originally awarded as Cattleya walkeriana, a Brazilian species. But further digging into it origins revealed is was actually C. Snow Blind, which is a cross between C. Angelwalker and C. walkeriana. That makes it 3/4ths that species and 1/8th C. loddigesii and C. dolosa each. This helps account for its very full, flat form. The plants look and grow very much like the species, with short pseudobulbs and a somewhat wandering habit that suits basket culture or mounted culture especially well. Plants straddle the line between “compact” and “miniature” so we include them in both listings. Flowers are mainly produced in late winter to early spring, but can be repeated in the fall on established plants. They may come on a leafless growth like the species, or with a leaf attached. Typically, once mature, three flowers about four inches in spread are borne on each spike. They are white, but sometimes with a faint pink blush, with touches of pale yellow and a purple spot on the lip. The fragrance is sweet, just like C. walkeriana. These plants are near blooming size with one or two leads in 3.5” square pots. Grow as typical for cattleya, with regular watering followed by drying of the roots and somewhat less in winter. Bright, but diffused light is best, though they will tolerate early day sun. This is a beautiful addition to any collection!
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