Monday, July 17, 2017

Cattleya Orchid Flower And Its Origin

Cattleya Orchid is one of the most popular orchid species among orchid lovers. Some of the likes of this orchid are large flowers and large labels with beautiful colors.

The orchid is spread across the Americas from Mexico, Colombia, Guatamala and Brazil. Usually this plant grows on mountain areas with an altitude of 600-1,500 meters above sea level. Cattleya orchid name taken from the name of an orchid farmer and other plants that is William Cattley.

Cattleya Orchid Flower And Its Origin

According to the story of this plant was first planted by him from the unknown delivery by William Jackson Hooker who is a professor, he got this plant from William Swainson who was one who collected plants from Brazil between 1816-1818.

Currently cattleya orchid plants in the estimate there are less than 40 species, one of which is the orchid flowers that became the national flower of Venezuela, this orchid named Cattleya mossiae.

Cattleya Orchid has a distinctive characteristic that is easy to distinguish between other genera. Cattleya one epiphytic plant. This plant has a varied flower size, which is about 3 cm to 23 cm, and flower buds were very varied. Cattleya Orchid also has a very attractive flower color.

These orchids usually bloom in the autumn until early spring, in the United States the plant is developed very much and produces many hybrid plants produced from this orchid plant.

The cross between genera produces large and small flowers of varying colors, white, yellow, red, brown, pink, bright and dark colors.

So with the beauty of the plant Cattleya Orchid is said as "orchid queen" for anyone who will love it.

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