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Cattleya Orchid-Philonopsis in Pot

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Cattleya Orchid-Philonopsis in Pot

Cattleya are what most people think of when they hear the word ‘orchid’. Producing large and fragrant flowers with vibrant colors that are commonly used in corsages.

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Cattleya Orchid-Philonopsis in Pot

Cattleya are what most people think of when they hear the word ‘orchid’. Producing large and fragrant flowers with vibrant colors that are commonly used in corsages, Cattleya are a popular choice for beginners and experts alike! These plants are very sturdy and can take a lot of abuse from those who tend to forget to water. They are also tolerant of several temperature ranges. Miniature Cattleya are also available, which are great for those with limited space.

Light and Shade

Cattleya need abundant though not intense light in order to grow and flower well. Growing in an east window is ideal, as the early morning sun is very important. However, a south window will also be suitable, so long as the plant is provided with light shading from the middle of February to the end of October using a sheer curtain. Cattleya can be grown outside from June to late fall in areas with filtered light, such as through a pine tree or shrub in early morning or afternoon. Be careful not to exposure these orchids to prolonged direct sunlight, as the leaves will sunburn. If using artificial light to grow indoors, LEDs are the best option for Cattleya. The artificial light market has expanded greatly in recent years, so a quick Google search will result in a variety of lighting options and price ranges.

Temperature and Humidity

Cattleya thrive with a day temperature range between 70°F and 80°F (20°C to 27°C). At night there should be at least a 10°F (6°C) drop, to around 60°F to 64°F (15°C to 18°C). This lower night temperature will help initiate flower buds and promote stronger growth. Cattleya benefit from humidity levels between 45% and 60%. This can be achieved at home with the use of a humidifier or a humidity tray. Just make sure that the plant is not standing in water or the roots will rot.

Watering

Cattleya should be watered when the potting medium feels dry almost to the bottom of the pot. This generally occurs every week or so from the previous watering. If in doubt, do not water and wait another day or two. Remember that small plants in clay pots can dry out within a couple of days. Plants should never stand in water. Make sure to water more often when Cattleya are about to bloom, and throughout the blooming period. When repotting your Cattleya during the active growing season, do not water the media for at least 7 days. This allows cuts and breaks in the roots to callous and avoid rotting upon being watered.

We always recommend watering in the morning, as this gives the leaves time to dry and avoid bacterial growth overnight. If possible, use water low in alkalinity, such as rainwater, distilled water, or reverse osmosis water. If you have a dehumidifier in your home, the water that collects in the tray is excellent for watering orchids.

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