Cattleya Rlc Siam White 'The Best'

An impressive bloomer.

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Remarkable antique white petals blending to a golden heart. The blooms are 13cm, sometimes a little bigger. A vigorous choice.

The remarkable Cattleya Orchids are known as 'The King of Orchids' or 'Corsage Orchids'. The offer pretty perfume and flowers. The perfume is sweet and floral with a touch of citrus.

Cattleya Orchids are readily hybridised, resulting in a never ending array of colours, each competing to be the most glamorous and showy. The leaves are bright green and grow upward to outward on vertical stems. The colourful, waxy blooms last a month or more.

Modern day Cattleya Orchids have been blended using a number of genus, including Brassavola, Lelia, Sophronites, Epidendrum and Cattleya. It is for this reason that there is the BLC initial in the cultivar name; Brassavola x Laelia x Cattleya.

Cattleyas thrive where they receive a distinction between winter and summer, so Temperate to Sub Tropical zones are ideal. They will grow and flower in Tropical zones but not as well. In Cool zones they will also grow and flower, but need protection from winter wet, so should be kept under cover. Their ideal temperature range is 18C at night and 25-30C during the day.

Grow Cattleya Orchids in bright, filtered light. They are suitable for growing indoors in bright positions such as the kitchen, but should be kept away from heating ducts. The light is the most important element for flowering.

Code

CATWH

Botantical name

Cattleya Hybrids

Height

20-30cm

Width

10-30cm

Flowers

Autumn

Climate

Cool to Sub-Tropical

Availability

Australia wide

Aspect

Filtered Light

Supplied as

Pots

Water needs

2