- We will select a healthy, mature size plant similar to the sample photo.
- Plant will NOT have buds/blooms. May have new growth or spike, not guaranteed.
- Produces Beautiful FRAGRANT Orange-Red Blooms in Various Seasons
- Average Plant Height: 12-15"
- Pot Size: 5 1/2"
- Bloom Size: 4-5"
- Orchid Care Instructions Included.
This particular clone, Rlc. Sharon Forsythe 'Orange Red' is at a mature blooming stage. The parental cross for this clone is Rlc. (Joy Sokabe-Tadao Kozumi) 'Orange Red'. This orchid is planted in a 5 1/2” pot and will produce 4-5” blooms as shown in the product photo. Cattleyas are often annual bloomers. This variety tends to be a various season bloomer. This plant is NOT currently in bud or flowering now.
General orchid care for Cattleyas include a temperature range of 75-85F during the day and 60F at night. 40-60% humidity is recommended. Bright, shaded light south-east or south-west exposure. Check the media and water only when dry (about 1-2 times/week). We recommend fertilizing with a high phosphorus & potassium slow release blend to develop big blooms. As with all orchids, good air movement is essential. Repot these mature size orchids every 2 years.
Growing instructions are included with every order. Contact us daily via email or phone for additional care questions or concerns.
The plant I received arrived as scheduled and was packed extremely well. Beautiful plant! I have it outside on my balcony in a shaded area that gets morning sun for a while. So far it is doing great, so hopefully it will make it through Houston's summer.
I have ordered several plants from Akatsuka and each one has been absolutely gorgeous.