CATTLEYA ORCHIDS and RELATIVES
Seagrove Orchids- orchidlinda at rtmc.net
Your orchid growers in North Carolina
There is really nothing quite like a Cattleya. The Queen of the Orchids. Own a corsage Orchid.
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Page Update 2-18-2022
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
Cattleya Eros v. coerulea (C mossiae v coerulae x C nobilor var amaliae v. coerulea) Fragrant!
2 inch pot seedlings offered $15.00 not bloom size.
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. $30
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
Cattleya species give you some of the best fragrances in the orchid world! Our Cattleya species feature 'The Queen of the Orchid World', Laelia purpurata.
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
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
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
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