Warm Growing Species Trio
Southern growers are always requesting Cattleya alliance species that will do well in their collections. Here are three of our favorites, each one produced from seedpod culture in our lab. These plants will do great in a range of temperatures from winter lows of 55° to a balmy summertime 90°. They will need bright, indirect light year round so whether you grow outside, in a greenhouse or under a covered growing area on your porch these will be very happy.
(This collection does not qualify for promo codes or other discounts).
All three plants are well established in 2" mesh pots, and will not need larger containers until at least this summer or possibly next. (We do not recommend repotting until then).
We will send one each of the following crosses:
10297 Encyclia tampensis x sibling- Also known as the Florida Butterfly Orchid. Stems of graceful green and bronze blooms can be seen in the spring and summer. Clusters of foliage that will grow quickly.
9982 Laelia rubescens (alba x aurea) x sib- Flat, rounded pseudobulbs with thick foliage showcases creamy white blooms in late fall. Each bloom has a purple/black spot of color in the middle.
10198 Cattleya harrisoniae 'Homestead' x Cattleya harrisoniae - One of the bright spots of summertime species. Tall, bifoliate growth habit with clusters of intense pink/purple blooms.
Unless otherwise stated, please understand that bloom photos show mature sized plants not what those offered currently look like.
|POT SIZE||2" mesh pot|
|PLANT TYPE||Hybrid (Seedling)|
|EXPECTED FIRST FLOWERING||These plants are expected to be flowering size in 2-3 years, or less|
|LIGHT REQUIREMENTS||Bright Indirect Light|
|SIZE AT MATURITY||Various|
|SUITABLE FOR WINDOWSILLS?||No|
|TEMPERATURE REQUIREMENTS||Intermediate-Warm Grower|
|EXPORT STATUS||This item is approved for CITES export outside the continental United States including Hawaii, Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands|