The typical Cattaleya orchid flower has three rather narrow sepals. Two petals are similar to each other, and the third is shaped like a lip. It is an eye-catching shape.
Colours: Many colours, Green, Yellow, Rustic, Brown, White, Pink, Raspberry, Burgundy, etc.
Origin: Florida, Bahamas, West Indies, Mexico and tropical America
Flowering period: Can bloom several times a year
Location: A bright well-lit spot away from direct sunlight
Temperature: Grows best in temperatures from 15° to 22°C
Watering: 50ml rain water or ﬁlter water, once a week
Feeding: During ﬂowering the plant will need feeding every 2 weeks with orchid fertilizer
Encouraging your Cattleya orchid to re-ﬂower:
After ﬂowering the plant will produce new shoots. The more these shoots grow, the more watering the plant will need. The plant should be moved to a shaded position for a period of rest which will encourage ﬂowering.
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