Hybrid seedling plant in a 100mm pot.
Lc. Mem. Alberto Wenzel
I first saw this cross available from a Brazilian vendor in 1998 at the Redland Orchid Festival in Florida. L. alaorii in 1989 has been described by taxonomists. This was the first cross with L. alaorii I knew of, so I purchased one. I hate to admit it…but I lost the plant. I realized a few years later that I can and should remake it as I have fine examples of the species in its make-up. The schroederae is still the largest flower with and widest petals that has been awarded. The alaorii has white flowers on a plant just 3” tall. Based on our experience these plants will look like small-sized labiate cattleya plants, just 8” tall. The flowers will be large for the plant size and come in soft pink, with pink lips. This is a great cross well deserved to be grown by many.
Imported Seedling from Sunset Valley Orchids, USA. Picture shows the parents of this cross. The above description details the expectation of this hybrid.
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