Saturday, June 19, 2010

Minicattleya. Epicattleya "Landwoods"

I've been looking for a green/white flowered Minicattleya hybrid, and here it is. Another Trader Joe's orchid. Downside, when I repotted, the roots looked very bad. Instead of off-white and plump, they were light brown and brittle. That may indicate dead roots. Other possibility is brown stain from the growth medium, and just dried out. In addition, there is some irregularity to a blossom. That may indicate viral infection.

I probably shouldn't keep it. We'll see how it does. If there is new growth that appears healthy, it may be worth trying to rebloom. I'll have to be careful to avoid any kind of cross-contamination if there is a possibility of virus.

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