Cattleya: Identification, plant Growth and reproduction

Learn about the plant

Cattleya is a genus around 40 types of evergreen, epiphytic orchids from dry coastal regions to altitudes of 7000 feet (2000 m), often found along mountain channels, in Key and South America. Epiphytic and epilithic plant life with overground rhizomes. They are easily bred with genus Laelia, Brassia, Sophronitis. All Cattleya expand inside the wild on trees and shrubs and cliffs. They may have usually lengthy spindle-designed pseudo-lights, on the ends in which 1-3 hard results in are placed. The best inflorescence, having from 1 to tens of blooms, emerging from the base, covering up buds. The blooming of inflorescence proceeds 2-3 days (sometimes around 1.5 a few months). Good in cuttings.

Plant growth conditions

Grow in orchid potting blend a holding basket. The inflorescence should remain higher than the combine when the plant is potted. Cattleyas can stand up to hot weather if enough air-flow and humidness are offered. They do very best once the heat is between 65°F and 75°F from the day time and between 58°F. to 62°F. at nighttime. The heat differential is particularly vital for blooming.
Do not water in the winter months, but squirt regularly. Cattleyas can stand up to hot weather if sufficient air-flow and moisture are provided.

Plant reproduction

Break down as soon as the herb overflows its compartment, or take away aa minimum of 4 backbulbs and pot up individually.