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Cattleya Species

Collecting select and awarded Cattleya species has been a passion of mine for many years. The collection now contains over 700 selected plants!  Recently, I started breeding the “best of the best” in an effort to provide these superior and often hard to find Cattleya species available for the hobbyist.

SVO 6196
C. warscewiczii (C. warscewiczii 'Halo' AM/AOS x C. warscewiczii 'Michael' AM/AOS)

'Halo' is a strong-growing plant that produces 4-5 flowers of excellent size with nicely balanced petal shape.  'Michael' has great form, with large 7.5” flowers, and grows well; its roots appear to be a bit more robust, too.  These are  growing well, and I expect good stems with 4-5 large well-shaped lavender flowers and full-formed lips with two yellow 'eyes' in the throat. This is a 'top' modern offering of this desirable species.
3” pots $20

SVO 6842T
C. warscewiczii (C. warscewiczii 'Alexander's Var.' x C. warscewiczii 'Michael' AM/AOS)

This has to be my favorite labiate Cattleya species: tall plants, huge flowers, and beautiful lips – what more could a grower want?  I have been carefully collecting these for years and selecting the best quality flowers and plants for vigor, an important consideration with warscewiczii, as they are a bit slow to mature.  'Alexander's Var.' is a strong-growing plant producing a higher-than-average flower count, with as many as 7-8 blooms per stem.  'Michael' has great form with large 7.5” flowers and grows well; its roots and root system appear to be a bit more robust, too.  These are growing well, and I expect good stems holding 4-7 large lavender flowers, with full-formed lips and two yellow 'eyes' in the throat.  This desirable Cattleya species is not often seen for sale and can be very expensive when available.  These plants have been treated (T) with Oryzalin, a chemical used to convert diploids into tetraploids.  These have phenomenal potential to produce 4N C. warscewiczii - really fantastic!
3” pots $25

 

 

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