Cattleyas range in size from tiny miniatures perfect for windowsill cultures to larger standard cats with spectacular 6- to 8-inch flowers. Cattleyas have long been called the "Queen of Orchids" for their large flower size and wide range of colors. They can be easy to grow and flower with little care and many bloom two or three times a year. If you are a beginner or you don't have a lot of room, try a miniature or compact variety since they tend to do better under low light and they flower more often.
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Blc. Crowfield "Mendenhall" Mericlone. Outstanding bloomers with large heads of hard waxy bright green flowers. Very hardy growers and fragrant. Blooming size 4" pot.
L. Purpurata 'Schuster' Mericlone. A terrific variety of a famous species with white sepals and petals and a deeper colored lip. Plants are vigorous growers and produce large flowers.
Lc. Angels Treasure 'Hawaii' Mericlone. Compact plants with clusters of rosy pink flowers. These bloom easy and often. Many flowers on mature plants. Blooming size 4" pot.
Lc. Mini Purple 'Princess Road' Mericlone. Another great Mini Purple hybrid. Small plants with full shaped deep purple blooms. Easy growing. Blooming size 4" pot.
Blc. (walkeriana x Good News) 'Carmela' Mericlone. Very fragrant flowers, white with contrasting red flaring on the sepals and petals and a deep red lip.
Blc. Oconee x Blc. Fred Stewart A great seedling cross of two proven standard type Cattleya's. The few that we've seen flower so far have been a bright purple but there have been some red colors too. All have been firm full shaped blooms Blooming size 4" pot.
Pot. Free Spirit "Miami Sun" Mericlone. Brilliant solid yellow flowers, full in shape with good substance. Sweet fragrance. Easy growing compact plants Blooming size 4" pot.
C. Penny Kuroda x L. briegeri Very strong-growing compact plants with clusters of pink to yellows and even a few almost whites all with purple flaring blooming on tall spikes. Very colorful blooms on easy-growing plants. These will bloom 2 to 3 times a year. Blooming size 4" pot.
C. Dupreana 'coerulea' subvar. 'Kodama' Mericlone. Fast & easy growing cat with very large light blue colored flowers and a deeper blue lip.
Blc. Mem. Anna Balmores 'Carmela' Very large well-shaped white flowers with flaring and with a nice contrasting red lip. Easy grower. Very fragrant. Once mature can flower a couple times a year. Flowers are about 5"- 6" in diameter.
Pot. Little Toshie `Mini Flares' Mericlone. Beautiful, round, 2.5" yellows with a red lip born on a compact growing plant. Great for windowsill growing and highly recommended for beginners.
Blc. Hawaiian Wahine 'Carmela' Mericlone. A fragrant reddish purple flower with a darker purple lip that has a bit of yellow. Huge sweetly scented flowers.
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