Understanding Flower Duration
Good morning everyone
I've made it through my first Spring blooming season and need some help understanding the factors governing the differences in how long a Cattleya will hold its flowers. I've had some last 5-7 days, some 3 weeks and I have one who's flowers have been there for over 2 months now.
Is flower duration simple plant specific, or are there growing factors I control such as light, water, fertilizer, etc which come into play allowing my plants to hold their flowers longer?
The pic is from my Lc. Puppy Love 'True Beauty'. These flowers are going on 2 months old now and still looking great.