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Cattleyas

Cattleyas, the royalty of the orchid family, are native to the slopes of the Andes in South America. On the mountain slopes they have moderate days and cool nights, so they appreciate a temperature drop in the evening. They are comfortable at temperatures as low as 55 degrees at night, with days in the 70's or higher. They need bright light (not full sun) to flower. They must have good drainage, and like to dry a bit between waterings. Fertilize lightly when they are in active growth. Repot in a well draining mix, like our Cypress blends, when they have outgrown the pot or the mix has broken down (every two or three years).

Please refer to individual items for time expected until first blooming. Many of our offerings are young plants that will need to be grown to flowering size.  Unless otherwise stated in the description, items listed are not sent in spike, bud or bloom.

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  1. Cattleya bicolor 'Mendenhall-Beta' 4N

    Cattleya bicolor 'Mendenhall-Beta' 4N

    SKU:7757M/30

    A tall, slender growing Brazilian species that loves bright light and warm temperatures. Clusters of waxy green blooms with bright fuchsia lips appear above bifoliate foliage. These are mericlones from our presumed tetraploid 'Mendenhall-Beta'. Great coloring and incredible substance.  As with most 4N, they are bit slower growing but no less vigorous.

    We are offering plants growing in 3" mesh baskets and chunky tree fern media.  We have found that this species does not take well to over watering, especially during the winter months.  Our suggestion for these seedlings is to mist heavily 3 to 4 times per week during the winter, and daily during the warmer summer months. First flowers are expected within two years.

    THESE LOOK GREAT RIGHT NOW!!

    To learn more about about this plant, including time to first flowering please click on the 'Additional Information' tab below

    $24.95
  2. Cattleya Brabantiae 'El Toro' AM/AOS

    Cattleya Brabantiae 'El Toro' AM/AOS

    SKU:8541M/30

    Cattleya Brabantiae 'El Toro' AM/AOS (aclandiae x loddigesii)

    We know you will love the heavily spotted pink blooms of this awarded clone. Flowers will be over four inches across and appear in groups with as many as four blooms per stem.  Plants are very compact, with round bifoliate leaves.  Best suited for mount or basket culture to prevent overwatering in the winter months.  

    Plants are growing in 3" mesh baskets

    To learn more about about this plant, including time to first flowering please click on the 'Additional Information' tab below

    $15.95
  3. Cattleya harrisoniae 'Homestead' x Cattleya harrisoniae

    Cattleya harrisoniae 'Homestead' x Cattleya harrisoniae

    SKU:10198/30

    Cattleya harrisoniae 'Homestead' x Cattleya harrisoniae

     This stunning species originates in Southeastern Brazil and is a lover of warm, bright conditions.  Tall, upright stems of bold heliotrope colored blooms in the middle of summer. Cattleya loddigesii and harrisoniana often have cases of mistaken identity, but this new grex is true and will flower similar to the photo shown.

     Best suited for shadehouses, lathehouses, greenhouses and other well-lit growing environments.  As this species prefers a bit of a dry spell over the winter months, this should be grown in a very well draining media that can dry out, or in hanging baskets with coarse media for the roots to cling to.  If grown too damp in the off-season roots will decline rapidly. 

     We are offering well established plants in 3” mesh baskets, that are already showing growth for this spring.  Plants are expected to reach flowering size in 2-3 years or less, in some conditions.

     

    To learn more about about this plant, including time to first flowering please click on the 'Additional Information' tab below.  Unless otherwise stated, please understand that bloom photos show mature sized plants not what those offered currently look like.

     

    $15.95
  4. Lc. Jungle Elf  ‘Carmela’ x Cattleya Mark Jones ‘Newberry’

    Lc. Jungle Elf ‘Carmela’ x Cattleya Mark Jones ‘Newberry’

    SKU:9987/30

    Lc. Jungle Elf  ‘Carmela’ x Cattleya Mark Jones ‘Newberry’

    You can expect semi-compact to dwarf sized plants with spotted yellow blooms similar to the photo shown. The intensity of the freckles with vary but all should be colorful and unique. Suitable for mount or basket culture, and warmth tolerant.

    We have found that these prefer very well-draining containers so seedlings are now happily growing in 3" mesh baskets with chunky media.  Plants are expected to reach flowering size within 2 years. 


     

      To learn more about about this plant, including time to first flowering please click on the 'Additional Information' tab below.  Unless otherwise stated, please understand that bloom photos show mature sized plants not what those offered currently look like.

    $15.95

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