How to grow Cattleya

Cattleya grow and care – orchid leaf plant of the genus Cattleya also known as Cattleya orchid or Moth Orchid, Cattleya perennial evergreen used as ornamental plant, can grow in mediterranean, subtropics or tropic climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 11+

Leaves color green in in oval shape the leaf fleshy grow on bulb.

Cattleya flower

Flower color can be: purple, brown, red, blue, pink, white, orange, yellow, black or green, the flower can be in more than one color it can be stripes, dots or shapeless

Induce blooming effects in different temperature between day and night (15C different) more cold at night and also short day, the bloom can last up 3 month

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How to grow Cattleya growing and care:

Recommend temperature at day time 22C (71F) – 30C (85F) at night time 13C (55F) – 16C (60F), moist, change old soil, cork soil, bark or bark chip, transparent pot, pot in that will be fit (not too big) room temperature water, clean water (rain water), when change pot need to cut the dead root, need to cork before start to become compost and acid, recommend to use Styrofoam to give air for the root, drained soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No, but really hard to start from seeds

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Need to change the pots and the roots grow once a year, better not to put it directly in big pot

Planting season:
All year

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, Cattleya mite, spider mite

Pruning season:
After bloom

How to prune:
Old yellow leaves, after the bloom cut the stem 2 cm after the bloom dies

Size of the plant?
20-60 cm, 12-24 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Slow growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Half Shade (full light)

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
All year, but more in the autumn and the winter

General information about the flower:
Flower color can be: purple, red, blue, brown, pink, white, orange, yellow, black or green, the flower can be in more than one color it can be stripes, dots or shapeless

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