Orchid of the Month
Lc Loog Tone
The Laeliocattleya (Lc) Loog Tone is a very compact little plant. It’s a bifoliate, which means it has two leaves at the top of its pseudobulbs. It’s considered semi-tall for a laeliocattleya and is about the size of a compact cattleya. Mine is about 6 years old and is 11” high. It’s blooming for the second time for me and has three buds ready to open. Lc Loog Tone likes medium to high light levels. I have mine on a bookshelf in front of a south facing sliding glass door with a sheer curtain to protect it from direct, mid-day sun. It gets late afternoon direct sun. It is considered an intermediate to warm orchid, so it likes the added heat it gets behind the sheer at the glass door.
Lc Loog Tone produces very pretty yellow blooms with a vibrant pinkish red at the end of its lip. It usually produces multiple blooms that have a faint sweet fragrance to them. The blooms are large for the size of the plant and will last from one to two weeks.