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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

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    $24.95
  2. Cattleya trianae 'A.C. Burrage' AM/AOS *Rare Species*

    Cattleya trianae 'A.C. Burrage' AM/AOS *Rare Species*

    SKU:8060M/25

    Cattleya trianae 'A.C. Burrage' AM/AOS 

    This special cultivar was named after the first president of the American Orchid Society. Our plants are tissue cultured from the original plant granted an Award of Merit from the AOS in 1939 and from the RHS in 1948.  Blooms are a soft lavender-pink with purple and yellow coloring on the lip.  Excellent round form and good substance.  This item is not often available so get yours while you can!

    This is a good grower with sturdy foliage.  Requires standard cattleya conditions, meaning bright indirect light and a day/night temperature change. We are offering plants established in 2.5" pots.  We expect these to be flowering size in approximately 3 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.

     

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  3. Laelia rubescens (alba x aurea) x sib *Rare Species*

    Laelia rubescens (alba x aurea) x sib *Rare Species*

    SKU:9982/30

    Laelia rubescens (alba x aurea) x sib

    This hard to find species is native to Mexico and down through Central America, usually in areas with warm, bright conditions. Plants have rounded, short and rather flat pseudobulbs with thick rounded foliage.  Each fall after the summer growing period is over, tall bloom stems emerge to bloom usually by November.  This form was made using both white and yellow parents.  The results being flowers are a creamy off-white with black “eyes” in the center  Mature plants can hold multiple stems each season, with dozens of flowers making quite an impressive sight.

    Growing Suggestions:  Recommended for warm growing conditions, meaning 65 degrees or warmer year round.  Plants can tolerate short periods of cooler weather if kept dry. As plants mature, brighter light will be needed than seedlings currently receive but be cautious of causing leaf blushing or burn as plants won't recover easily. We usually hang larger plants high in the greenhouse above other crops and they flower well. Well draining media is a must to avoid rot.  These are easily grown in hanging baskets or on mounts.  We also have found that a bit of a dry winter rest is appreciated in cooler climates.  Water just enough to keep roots and bulbs from shriveling. 

    We are offering these beauties in 3" mesh pots.  After they outgrow these containers in the next year or two they can be slid right into larger baskets with little fuss.  Plants are large expected to flower for the first time within the coming 12 months. 

    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.

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    $22.00
  4. Lc. Mary Elizabeth Bohn ‘Royal Flare’ AM/AOS *New Size*

    Lc. Mary Elizabeth Bohn ‘Royal Flare’ AM/AOS *New Size*

    SKU:8677M/35

    Lc. Mary Elizabeth Bohn ‘Royal Flare’ AM/AOS

    The return of a favorite! This clone has striking lavender-blue flowers with even deeper flares of color on the petals and the lip. Blooms appear in large clusters during the fall months. Mature plants will have tall, bifoliate growths similar to its Cattleya bowringiana parent.

    New Larger pot size being offered.  Plants are well established in 3.5" pots.

    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.

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    $22.00
  5. Slc. Jeanne Wilson ‘MVO’ AM/AOS  *Limited Edition*

    Slc. Jeanne Wilson ‘MVO’ AM/AOS *Limited Edition*

    SKU:10209M/40

    Slc. Jeanne Wilson ‘MVO’ AM/AOS

    (Slc. Kauai Starbright x Sophronitis cernua)

    Brand New Limited Edition Mericlone!  This is a compact grower with sprays of bright orange and yellow blooms.  Foliage is expected to reach no more than 10" tall when mature, with rigid pairs of rounded leaves. Very nice late winter bloomer!  Will start flowering when young and get more impressive with age.

    Due to the species parentage we recommend this for cool to intermediate growing conditions.  (Not suitable for outdoors in warm climates, ask us how we know...)  Medium to bright light is best.  We are growing these in mesh baskets with large grade fir bark since good drainage is a must.

    We have a small crop of plants growing in 4" mesh baskets.  These are blooming size and expected to produce first blooms within 12 months.

     

    Due to limited availability pricing on this item is Net, and no further discounts or Promo Codes apply.  Please Limit to One Per Customer 

     

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    $24.95

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