|Cattleya siam dragon Picture|
- Flower size about 5-15 cm.
- Dorsal Sepal : Rather narrow(than petals) Like the triangle, pink color
- Lateral Petal : Darkker than color sapal.
- Lateral Sepal : Similar to each other, triangle, pink color
- Lip : various marking and often frilly margin.
Flower stalk originates from a pseudbulb. The number of flowers are 2.
|Cattleya siam dragon Plant|
Orchid is the queen of the forest. It's beautiful. The plants were so beautiful to look at. Whenever orchids begin flowering, I will happy.
Bringing orchids to grow, it is not difficult. But it's hard to make it liven.
The orchid is a species that live in the forest. When taken comes out of the forest environment, climate changed. orchid that can't adapt new environment will die. some adaptability, It may be incomplete.
There are 1,000 of orchid species. Cattleya orchid is one of the most popular genus, because the flowers are large and colorful. Originated from a of southern !
In 1817, William Swainso found new varieties of plant in the country's Brazilian and sent discrimination (also sent to Sir.William Cattley).
In ..., Sir. William Cattleya grow this plants(orchid ) in his farms, until its flowering.
In 1824, John Lindley named this type of orchid, called "Cattleya John Lindley."
Cattleya orchid was well known widely. Because the flowers are large and color. For cut-flowers trade.and then, People began to be interested in Cattleya orchid, It become more popular. Cattleya was developed rapidly, some species formerly flower size 5 cm. Can breed new flower size, 15 cm. And has colorful orchid more vivid.
Cattleya orchids hybrid , Sometimes ftagrant flowers. Some of the most stunning orchids in cultivation are cattleyas.
Type of Growing
Cattleya orchid is growing is Sympodial-type; Orchids are growing that grow sideways across the top of the pot. These orchids have a rhizome at the base usually put in horizontal, The bud at the base will begin growing anther rhizome. and then ,The rizome develops into a small plant or pseudobulb, and flower. When pseudobulbs have completely healthy, It will lose its leaves celled this pseudobulbs that "backbulb". It served store feed more years before it die.
Cattleya are epiphytes ; Growing on clinging to branches of trees. Roots orchids have thick roots covered with silver or white velamen. Which adsorb moisture and nutrients from the air such as Plalaenopsis Dendrobium etc.
Type of Roots
Cattleya orchids are semi-aerial roots : Usually found on the rocks or the trees. Roots can be absorbed many water. it smaller aerial roots. Most roots inside the pot. But may have some roots emerge outside the pot. This orchid roots not like a tight pots or wet for too long, Which getting air not enough.
Generally, Put it in *
Generally, Leaves of Cattleya orchid will emerge from the pseudobulb, 1-2 ea depend on species. Usually the leaves will be apple green. If it's darker leaves might indicate too little light, and if yellow/brown leaves might indicate too much direct sunlight.
Temperature and Light.
Temperature 14 to 23 'C. (It can adapt.)
Light ; Cattleya orchids like bright light. but not to direct sunlight. They will not flower without plenty of light. If the leaves are dark green and floppy, the orchids is not getting enough light.