Archive for the Cattleya Category

Cattleya dowiana

Posted in Cattleya, Orchids with tags , , on June 20, 2010 by orchideae

Cattleya dowiana is one of the most beautiful, desirable and sought after cattleya since its discovery in the 1850. Cattleya dowiana is the only cattleya in the big cattleya flower category that produces flowers with a various hues of yellow. This cattleya has a nice fragrance.

There are still on going debates on whether the Cattleya aurea from the Colombia is a species itself or it is dowiana, but base on observation there are not many distinctive traits to warrant it as a species itself.

Cattleya dowiana does do well in Singapore. But the roots should be allow to dry before the next watering. Good air movement is esential for the good health of Cattleya dowiana.

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The flower

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Cattleya dowiana

Cattleya nobilior

Posted in Cattleya, Orchids with tags , , on November 8, 2009 by orchideae

Cattleya nobilior has a wide spread distribution. It is found in Brazil, Boliva and Paraguay.

The natural habitat of cattleya nobilior has a distinct wet and dry period.

Cattleya nobilior is said to be easy to grow in Singapore.

The depicted cattleya nobilior is the dark colour form of the variety amaliae, actually only bloom after 2 years in cultivation.

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Dimension of the flower.

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Dimension of the flower.

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Front view of the flower.

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Side profile of the flower.

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Cattleya nobilior var amalie

Cattleya forbesii

Posted in Cattleya, Orchids with tags , on June 30, 2009 by orchideae

Cattleya forebesii is one of the more common cattleya in its family. There are only a few colour forms of this cattleya. The more common ones are those with tan colour.

Cattleya forebesii does grow well in Singapore. It usually produces one or 2 flowers when grown in Singapore ‘s tropical conditions. The flowers are approximately around the size of 11 cm x 11cm.

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Side profile of Cattleya forbesii.

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Cattleya percivaliana

Posted in Cattleya, Orchids with tags on June 14, 2009 by orchideae

This dramatic beautiful flower though is supposingly to be found in the andes, it is able to flower well in Singapore.

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