Friday, August 1, 2014
Cattleyas originate from Central and South America. The English orchid collector William Cattleya gave his name to the Cattleya. The Cattleya is the national flower of a number of South American countries (including Colombia).
Cattleyas are available all year round from the better florists and garden centers. The peak is in the spring and autumn.
Of all the orchids, the Cattleya has the most varied forms. There are large- and small-flowered Cattleyas. The small-flowered cultivars have more flowers per stems than the large-flowered cultivars. Cattleyas catch the eye with their spectacular colors. The flowers are often scented, particularly when they are placed in daylight.