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Live orchid plants | Cattleya orchids | Mounted orchids | Rare houseplants | Plant lover gift
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Cattleya intermedia var. aquinii also known as var. flamea aquinii means there is collation in the petals mimicking that of the lip. It is also referred-to as “flared”. They make a great plant lover gift!
Weight 1 lbs
This is Cattleya intermedia var aquinii coerulea. Coerulea refers to bluish tones. Cattleya intermedia var. aquinii also known as var. flamea aquinii means there is collation in the petals mimicking that of the lip. It is also referred-to as “flared”. These make wonderful plant lover gifts. This is a small, healthy plant shipped on cork bark and not currently in spike/bloom.
There are basically two groups of Cattleya orchids, the unifoliate and bifoliate.
- The unifoliate group includes Cattleya labiata, the type species of the genus. Other species in this group include C. mossiae, C. mendellii, C. warscewiczii, C. dowiana, and C. percivaliana.
- The species in this group produce small to large-sized (up to 8′) flowers in colors ranging from yellow to lavender (excluding the color forms, that add a lot of variation); the plants grow fusiform pseudobulbs topped with one fleshy, flattened, elliptic leaf.
- The bifoliate group, including such species as C. bicolor, C. amethystoglossa, C. elongata, and C. harrisoniana, produces smaller flowers (up to 5′ or more, depending on the species), but in larger numbers (up to 40+ on a spike, also depending on species), in colors ranging from green to yellow to brown and pink to lavender; the plants grow tall, cylindric, pencil-like, ringed pseudobulbs that can be up to 5’+ tall in a couple of species – but in most get only to 1′ to 2′).
The first photo is a representative of the flowers. The other photos are representative of the plants for sale.
Note: Orchids grown from seed have unique flowers and are not exactly like each other. To have an exact flower you need to have a division or clone of the flower you are looking for.
Benefits or mounting
► Many epiphytic plants grow on tree branches in their natural habitats.
► Mounting them would be following nature’s way – while potting them will confine their roots.
► Many orchid species have their flowers hanging from their stems which provides the best moisture conditions, preventing water from collecting at the roots.
► Mounting gives a more natural look to your orchid.
► Orchids that grow quickly need frequent repotting since they outgrow their pots, mounted orchids can last several years on their slab.
Things to consider with mounted orchids
► Mounted plants require additional time to take care of them.
► Compared to potted plants, mounted plants’ roots dry out more quickly. You need to water them more frequently.
► They need more humidity in the air, which means you should spend some time every day watering your plants.