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 7-29-2021
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
(Rhyncholaeliocattleya Mem. Hide Akatsuka × Rhyncholaeliocattleya Sharon King ). Glowing orange progeny growing strong in 2.5 inch pots. Super exciting addition to Seagrove Orchids Cattleya Selections!$25.00
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 chartreause blooms are adorned with a large open paler green lip. Fantatic fragrance. Easy to bloom and grow with wet/dry watering and bright indirect sunlight. Bloom Size seed produced.
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
Rlc. Dick Smith 'Paradise'
If you love splash petals as much as I do, look at Cattleya alliance Dick Smith. Vibrant background color of full saturation golden yellow with playful splashes of reddish color on petal tips. Sepals are a medium peachy rose. Lower lip margin color matches the petal flares. Blooms are very pleasingly fragrant. These are mericlones offered and should bloom very similar to photos featured. Award potential in this lovely splash petal.
3.5 inch pot $20.00
Rlc. Kyoko Minami 'Volcano Pink'
Saturation of COLOR! Rarely see this total saturation of color throughout orchid segments. This orchid is hot bubblegum pink. Lip interior is bright clear yellow. Blooms are full and large. Fragrant! (Rlc Noriko Kawamura x Rlc Volcano Queen) Limited! .
3.5 inch pot $20
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
Cattleya nobilor var amaliae--Fragrant!
Soft pink variety of this seldom offered Cattleya species. Easy to grow. Plump little growths. Grow warm/hot with bright filtered light and a drier watering period November through March for good results. This is a bifoliate and should only be repotted when in active root growth. Can produce up to five flowers on one inflorescence. Soft pink blooms with shovel shaped lip. The interior lip region is decorated in a most striking soft banana yellow triangle with pink veins. Fragrant of vanilla citron. 3 inch pots $30.00
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
2 inch seedling sized. 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. Native to Minas Gerais, Esperito Santo and San paulo states on Brazil. Grows as both epiphyte and lithophyte in nature. Fragrant.Seedling size: $20.00
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
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