CATTLEYA ORCHIDS and RELATIVES

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Cattleya Alliance Species are at page bottom!

We offer Cattleyas/Laelia Species, Hybrids and Clones from our very own propagation lab as well as plants we obtain from far and wide. Select divisions are offered on a very limited basis, so check our Limited Division Page often for changing listings. Mini-Cats are a love for everyone and we have some on our site and more in the lab.

Cattleya species are featured after hybrids and mericlones.

HYBRIDS/ MERICLONES ORCHIDS

Brassavola nodosa

Easy to grow and flower. Fast growing Brassavola nodosa is found widespread across Mexico, Central America, the West Indies, and South America. Grow bright and allow to dry between waterings. Blooms freely throughout the year thus making it a popular parent in ribbony petal hybrids. Fragrant at night similar to gardenia blossoms. ("The Lady of the Night Orchid") is pollinated by night time moths and thus why the delicious night time perfume. Easy to grow in traditional orchid pots, baskets, or mounted culture.

Bloom Size in 3 inch mesh open pots. $25.00

Brassavola Grand Stars 4N (Brassavola nodosa 4N x Brassavla Little Stars 4N)

Brassavola and it's hybrids are some of the easiest orchids to grow and thus perfect for beginners and seasoned grower alike. Blooms are deliciously fragrant. Bloom size in 2 3/4 inch pot. Grow in smaller pot to keep roots nice and tight or convert to basket or mount culture. Provide through watering and then allow potting medium to almost dry before watering again. Either way, this is an orchid that will reward you with white trumpet like blooms once or twice a year. Leaves are considered terete in shape and thus the plant is telling you it would prefer some brighter light levels. Rewarding! Photo shows one of ours in bloom. Plants offered for this price are potted.

Bloom Size $25.00

 

Bc Air Mososa 'Mickey Mouse' (Cattleya Moscombe X Brassavola nodosa)

Easy to grow Brassavola hybrid offered. A standard splash petal Cattleya was crossed with the prollific Brassavola producing gorgeous results. Bloom coloration can vary according to bloom time and temperatures with the most color saturation occuring with color temperatures and grown in lower light levels. Evening fragrant. Grow in bright indirect light, allow to almost dry between waterings and keep roots tight in pots. A great candidate for mounting or basket culture. Photographs used with permission by friends Irma Saldana and Giselle Colon. (Limited)

NBS mericlones offered $25.00

 

Bc Golden Glory ' Apollo' (Bc Richard Mueller x Cattleya tenebrosa)

 

Blc. Hilda Takamatsu (Cattleya Mari's Song x Brassanthe Maikai)

Interesting new hybrid. Seed parent is a loved older hybrid that produces fluffy tricolor (pink-plum-yellow) splash blooms. Seed parent, Maikai is a famous and easy to grow medium lavender nodosa shaped Cattleya type orchid with wild darker purple speckling. Both parents are fragrant. Photo features 1st bloom from seed produced population. So excited to see one bloom already. Should be night time fragrant.

2 1/2 inch pot is near bloom size $15.00 or 4 inch pots $25.00

 

Bc Hippodamia (C aclandiae X Brassavola nodosa)

Primary hybrid orchid means two species crossed together. Easy to grow orchid with growth and vigor. Very temperature tolerant. Flower petals have been a soft mauve with darker raspberry red random spots. Open lips soft pink with various spotting, more densely at lip interior. This photos shows two first bloom plants from the same seed pod and shows the variability possible with this cross. Delightfully fragrant orchid in the evenings. Can be grown successfully in pot or as a mount. The open mesh basket culture allows for thorough waterings and quick dry between. Grow in medium to bright light. Leaves will become spotted with pigment when grown bright making the plant attractive even when not in bloom. Bloom size plants offered.

3 inch open mesh basket (Bloom Size) $30

 

Bc Rustic Spots (Bc Richard Muller x C Landate)

Easy to Grow! Offering 3 inch size bloom size plants of one of the more glorious Brassavola nodosa hybrids. Flowers open rich paprika color and become glowing orange with raspberry spotting throughout petals, sepals, and flower lip. Hybrid contains (25% Brassavola nodosa + 25% Cattleya guttata + 25% Cattleya milleri + Cattleya aclandiae) Becomes specimen size quickly due to the vigorous growing nature of this orchid hybrid. One of Linda's favorites!

3 inch pot is bloom size $25.00

 

 

Cattleya Eros v. coerulea (C mossiae v coerulae x C nobilor var amaliae v. coerulea) Fragrant!

4 inch pot seedlings offered $35.00 near bloom size.

 

Cattleya Mareeba Tiger ( Cattleya tigrina x Cattleya schilleriana)

Primary hybrids consist and of two species crossed together. Seedlings so your chance to obtain something amazing. Limited quantity. These flowers will have amazing fragrance, range in shades from dark wine to chocolate brown, with or without complementary spots. Lips sure to be bright fuchsia in coloration. Expertly grown. Photo shows potential of hybrid.

4 inch pot $40

Cattleya Summer Spots X Brassavola nodosa

Seed produced offering! Pod parent blooms fragrant lavender flowers with heavy spotting in maroon. Brassavola nodosa, night time fragrant 'The Lady of the Night Orchid' is star shaped ribbony greenish petals with a broad open white lip. Should make a terrific fragrant hybrid that is variable in coloration. Sure to be some award winners due to diversify in this cross. Featured is first bloom seedling in 2 inch pot. Green sepals and petals in this first bloom seedling feature tiny purple spotting.

2 inch size is bloom size $20.00

 

Ctna (Cattleytonia) Why Not (Cattleya aurantiaca x Broughtonia sanguinea)

Clusters of vibrant red blooms are held above compact foliage on this primary hybrid. Primary hybrid is two orchids species crossed together to form a hybrid. Plant remains compact. Red blooms are sweet with canary yellow centers. Provide medium to bright shade, allow to almost dry between watering, and keep root bound in smallish pots. Plants are easily adaptable to mounted culture. Typically blooms several times a year with a blooming period during the hot summer months. Bloom size offerings in 2 inch pot. Bloom count increases with plant age and size. An orchid that is easily managed on windowsill, sunporch or greenhouse. Heat tolerant.

2 inch pot size is bloom size $25.00

 

Ctna (Cattleytonia) Why Not (Cattleya aurantiaca x Broughtonia sanguinea) Yellow Form

Limited quantities of these yellow form of Cattleytonia Why Not. Blooms shaped like above but in a buttercup flower yellow. Sepals tend to show a little orange when grown in warmer temperatures. Growth habit remains manageable. Clusters of blooms held on upright stems above the compact foliage. Keep roots tight in pots for best planted orchid culture. Grow best in medium to bright shade. Easily adapts to mount. Beautiful photo found on pinterest posted by WT Chiu. An orchid that is easily managed on windowsill, sunporch or greenhouse. Heat tolerant.

2 inch pot is bloom size LIMITED IN STOCK $25.00

 

Epicattleya Rene Marques 'Tyler' (Epidendrum pseudoepidendrum x Cattleya Claesiana)

2 inch pot size. $25.00

 

Procatavola (Pcv) Key Lime Stars (Epc Lime Sherbet x Brassavola nodosa)

Young plants will most likely produce 1-2 blooms but quantity of blooms will increase with orchid plant age. Flowers are Large with green sepals and petals, lip is white to soft shades of pink with various degrees of dark rose speckling in the lip interior, deep lip interior canary yellow to granny smith apple green. Night/Evening fragrant. Seagrove Orchids has received two awards of quality from the American Orchid Society on this Roy Tokugana hybrid. Easy to grow if provided bright indirect light. Water and allow to almost dry prior to watering again. Early in the day watering allows orchid foliage to dry before nightfall. Keep pot sizes small for quick drying of root systems. A perfect candidate for mounting culture or basket culture. . Recommended orchid. Plants forming flower stems will be chosen first for our customers. Photo is my awarded Procatavola Key Lime Stars 'Seagrove Peridot' Photo use permission granted by Will Bottoms of Greensboro, NC. An orchid that is easily managed on windowsill, sunporch or greenhouse. Heat Loving.

3.5 inch pot is Bloom Size to NBS $30.00 (Sold OUT in Raleigh)

 

 

 

 

Rhyncholaelia Aristocrat

Primary hybrid of (Rhyncholaelia digbyana X Rhyncholaelia glauca) Longing lasting chartreuse blooms are adorned with a large open paler green lip. Fantastic fragrance. Easy to bloom and grow with wet/dry watering and bright indirect sunlight. Bloom Size seed produced. $50

 

 

 

Rlc Darcy-Rose Campbell' Volcano Queen'

This orchid is a BN Jones hybrid from 2007. (Rlc Goldenzelle x Rlc Chyong Guu Ghaffinch) Akatsuka Orchids thought so highly of this that they offered clones and named it after their nursery. Highly fragrant. Limited. Average plant height 20-24 inches.

3.5 inch pot size $20

 

CATTLEYA Alliance Species Orchids

 

Brassavola cucullata

Found in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, French Guiana, Surinam, Guyana, Venezuela, Colombia and Peru of coastal rainforests as a warm to cool grower. Found growing on trees and rocks in nature. Provide medium to bright light and allow to dry between waterings. Beautiful pendant foliage drapes below growing center. Foliage thin and terete in lengths around 15 inches long, blooms range in colors from yellow orange to pure white, season and temperature do play a role in coloration. Flower shape is dramatic with long hanging petals and sepals, lip is long as well with a spear pointed apex. This orchid species is free flowering throughout the year. Potted in 3 inch mesh baskets. Fragrant. Near Bloom Size Brassavola cucullata for sale.

3 inch mesh baskets that allow for quick drainage. $35

 

Brassavola nodosa 4N x 4N

'The Lady of the Night Orchid' Easy growers. Provide medium to bright light and allow to mainly dry between waterings. Terete foliage makes this orchid interesting even when not producing night time fragrant citrus smelling blossoms. Widespread distribution in Central and South America. Free flowering but blooms are primarily produced in spring, summer, and fall. Easily grown in pot or on a mount. Considered a warm to hot grower. Sepals and petals are produced in varying shades of soft green and the big bright white lip is heart shaped. Flowers are long lasting. Our Brassavola nodosa offerings are grown in 3 inch mesh baskets. Near bloom size. Quickly adapt to mounted culture. Perfect for beginners. Bloom Size.
3 inch mesh baskets that allow for quick drainage. $30

 

 

 

Cattleya aclandiae

Native to a rather dry low elevation area in Bahia Brazil. Bright light will decorate the levels in beautiful pink/magenta spotting. Provide a wet to dry watering habit. These are potted in mesh baskets. First year bloom size. Can easily be converted to mount culture. Blooms are waxy and fragrant.

Mounted plants are also offered. $30.00

 

Cattleya loddigesii (Aranda' x sib)

One of the easiest of all bifoliate Cattleya species to grow. Found from Bahia Brazil south to Argentina and Paraguay in both sun and shade as a medium sized, cool to warm growing bifoliate. Suited for potted or mounted culture. Long lived colorful shades of pink blooms are produced. Typically 2-9 flowers at once. Remember to only repot bifoliate Cattleyas when in active root growth. Any other time will set the plant back and it might perish. We reduce fertilizer for all bifoliate Cattleya when daytime temperatures reach 90 degrees in our growing area.

Very Near Bloom Size seed produced plants are offered $28.00

 

 

 

 

Cattleya violacea ('Icabaru' x self)

We finally have our babies. Selfing of the gorgeous 'Icabaru' These can be variable with varying shades of saturation on the petals since they are seed produced and not clones. 4 inch pots. Grow Cattleya violacea in temps above 60 degrees with wet/dry culture for best results. Photo of parent shown..

Bloom Size $60.00

 

Cattleya walkeriana semi alba x semi alba

Desirable color form of the fragrant Cattleya walkeriana. Common name is Walker's Cattleya. Names for an English orchid collector in Brazil 1800's. Grow warm and moist. Unlike the common variety that is medium purple, this variety holds white blooms with purple to red lips. Because these are seed produced, variations will occur. Native to Minas Gerais, Esperito Santo and San paulo states on Brazil. Grows as both epiphyte and lithophyte in nature. Fragrant. These are growing nicely. Some recently repotted to 4 inch pots. Expertly grown.

Bloom Size: 2 inch pot $25 or 4 inch pot size. $40.00

 

 

Laelia praestans var alba

A collector species. Rare albino color form of this most desirable orchid species. The Outstanding Laelia native to Brazil and found as a cool to warn grower. Last summer bloomer for us in North Carolina. Petite grower that likes ample moisture with dry between waterings. Our Bloom Size Laelia praestans alba are grown in 4 inch mesh/air pots and are multiple growth plants. Grow in shadier conditions than most other Cattleya alliance species. We grow them beside our Paphiopedilums.

Bloom Size $65.00 (only one left)

 

Laelia pumila alba ('Mountain Snowstorm' x 'Whiteout')

Found in Brazil as a miniature sized warm to cool growing epiphyte. Ours are vigorously growing in squat open mesh plastic baskets. Some are growing off the edges and out of the pots. Perfect for potted or mounted culture. This orchid species appreciates a dryer winter rest with plenty of water during the growing season. A truly beautiful orchid species and an uncommonly offered color variety. Photo graciously provided by customer Peg K.

Bloom Size $65.00

 

Sophronitis (Cattleya) coccinea

Considered a miniature orchid, Sophronitis coccinea is native to tropical mountain regions in Brazil. We grow this orchid species successfully in North Carolina. These are the things to keep in mind. When temperatures are high above (80F), grow shady. In winter time grow bright. Plants like mesh baskets or clay pots. If using moss in clay pot, make sure it is not packed. Mount only when in root growth. Provide good air movement to allow leaves to dry quickly between waterings. Leaves are decorated with a darker purplish midline. Blooms continue to expand in size as they mature. Limited quantities.

Bloom Size $50.00

 

 

 

Sophronitis (Cattleya) brevipedunculata

Brazilian species grows as epiphytic or lithophytic. Growing fine in NC in our main greenhouse that is maintained night time temperature at 64 degrees winter. Currently potted in slotted open plastic squat baskets. Easily converts to mounted or potted culture. Considered a miniature orchid species as growths are less than 8 inches in height. Can make a prolific display of spring summer blooms. Synonyms are Sophronitis wittigiana var brevipedunculata, Sophronitis rosea var brevipedunculata.

Bloom size $75.00 (only 4 in greenhouse)

 

 

 

 

Cattleya type orchids are easy to grow as long as a few general requirements are met. Keep temperatures above 55 degrees for year round growing. Cattleyas can be grown at less temperatures but will not grow as fast during the winter with lower temperatures. Most often Cattleya blooms are wonderfully fragrant! Light levels required for good growth are strong and indirect. Some direct morning sun can benefit that the new growths grow strong and upright. To water effectively, totally saturate you growing medium and allow to become slightly moist. Once slightly moist, water thoroughly again. Fertilizer can be a top dressing applied semi annually or a water soluble weak solution applied monthly or so. I feel that adequate light is far more important that fertilizer. Whatever fertilizer method you choose, make sure it is diluted, balanced, and applied on a regular basis. Fertilize monthly during the winter months and twice a month during the summer should work for any Cattleya collection. I feature the Cattleya culture sheet from the American Orchids Society and it makes a wonderful guideline for growing Cattleyas. Most of all enjoy growing your Cattleyas and be rewarded with those beautiful fragrant blooms.

 

Cattleya Alliance Culture: http://www.aos.org/AOS/media/Content-Images/PDFs/Cattleyas-Revised-2020.pdf