Cattleya labiata var. coerulea sp. - Without Flowers | BS
- Fragrance: Yes
- Flower Size: 6-8 cm
- Flower Colour: White/ Blue
- Conditions: Intermediate to warm
- Plant Size: Matured
- Pot Size: 8cm
- Potting Media: Pine bark
- Available: Without spikes or buds or flowers
- Growing Tips: Click here for Cattleya Care Guide
Short Description: Cattleya labiata var. semi-alba sp. is a species native to northeastern Brazil. This selection of labiata has lovely blue lip with very light lavender tinted flowers. Cattleya labiata is seen grown on tree trunks as well as rocks where they are protected from direct sun. Plants were imported bare-root, have given new roots in pine bark.
Cattleya labiata are usually grown in shallow pots or baskets filled with a very thick, loose, quickly drying base, allowing the roots to dry quickly after watering. It is recommended to use smaller pots sufficient for 1-2 years growth, because the substrate in larger pots stays wet for too long after watering. The result of not sufficiently fast drying roots can be their rotting.
The Labiata plants from from tropical, seasonal zones of rain forests near the coast are large, and their flowers are often considered the most beautiful with a pure pink, very wrinkled lip. The plants from the zone of tropical deciduous forests are usually larger and form larger and darker flowers than those from other zones. The plants from the bush zone can be very small. Sometimes referred to as a miniature Cattleya labiata, they have small, dark scarlet-purple flowers.
Please refer plant pictures for size reference.
Note: Colors, patterns & size of the flowers can vary due to the variations produced by hybrids or species. There are chances that the buds/flowers could dry up in transit during Shipping after packing. The local climatic conditions and the nutrition given can affect the brightness & colour intensity of flowers. While we make every effort to match the actual colours of the flowers, the photographs may not be the exact representation, due to different monitor setting.