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Cattleya Percivaliana

Posted by john_dr SEQLD AUST (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 8, 14 at 21:49

A picture of a cattleya percivaliana growing in my courtyard.
It is attached to some treated pine trellis when it was an unflowered seedling about 9 years ago and has flowered for about 4 years to date. It seems to be very happy where it is and the flower seems to be getting better with time.
The only cultivation it gets is a regular hosing and fertilizing every couple of weeks in the growing season.

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RE: Cattleya Percivaliana

fantastic!!! have tried many types of orchids over the years with mixed results . If a mild winter and the hurricanes are mild I have fair results
A pic of two phals attached to a cassia roxburghii tree
Had an extremely mild winter so got some flowers
Also attached a couple of "floofy" catts growing well but no flowers . Love those Catts !! gary

RE: Cattleya Percivaliana

Hi Gary,

Very nice. I've a few phals in pots and on shrubs but they are not in flower at present. One I noticed the other day is sending out a flower spike

We are lucky here in SE Queensland as cyclones are rare here as they make land fall further north. The cyclone season is now over as it is winter here.

RE: Cattleya Percivaliana

We have a similar climate to E Queensland and most of my orchids have done a lot better since I started attaching them to trees. Can you grow Cymbidium or is the winter too mild? - Ian

RE: Cattleya Percivaliana

I've tried cymbidiums but they seem to not thrive. Some people seem to grow them ok especially the miniature types. Sydney, NSW has probably the best climate for cymbids.

RE: Cattleya Percivaliana

There are tropical Cymbidiums. C. madidum likes it warm and C. canaliculatum likes it hot, day temps 36C to 38C. But their flowers are smaller than the cold growing cultivated ones.

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