Cattleya Orchids

Cattleya

(kat-lee-ah)

A popular flower used in corsages and wedding bouquets.

  • Flowers: All colours.
  • Soil/Potting Preference: A coarse mix of fir bark with 1½ to 2½ cm pieces of bark, perlite and charcoal.
  • Watering:
  • Active Growth: Water when medium is just barely damp.
  • Dormancy:Allow medium to dry out in between watering.
  • Fertilizing:
  • Active Growth: Use 1/8 to ¼ strength fertilizer weekly.
  • Dormancy:Do not fertilize.
  • Light Requirement: High light levels with 2 to 4 hours direct light.
  • Temperature Requirements:
  • Night Time Minimum: 14°C
  • Day Time Maximum: 29°C
  • Humidity Requirements: 50 to 60%

Growing Orchids Part 1: Getting Started
Growing Orchids Part 2: Growing Conditions
Growing Orchids Part 3: Pests and Disease
Growing Orchids Part 4: Maintenance and Orchid Care Sheets

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