Cattleya Adels Treasure fma. coerulea
A dreamy primary hybrid, these flowers have rippling petals of crystalline white tinged with lavender-blue, and boldly colorful "blue" lips. From the cross between the coerulea ("blue") color forms of Cattleyas warneri
What is a "blue" orchid? The coerulea
color form is often described as "blue", a term that confuses many orchid admirers, since most have no truly blue coloration: coerulea
simply means the flower lacks red pigment. It is a rare genetic trait, even rarer than fma. alba
(orchid albinism), and typically produces some combination of white, purple, and green floral display.
Temperature Tolerant. September-October blooming.
Orchid of the Day: September 26, 2020