Cattleya (Lc.) Chocolate Drops - BS Without flowers
Cattleya (Lc.) Chocolate Drops - BS
Flower Colour: Dark Red
Flower Size: 7-9 cm
Conditions: Intermediate to warm
Plant Size: Matured | Please refer to plant picture for size reference.
Pot Size: 10 cm
Potting Media: Pine Bark
Cattleya Care Guide
Cattleya Care Guide
Cattleya orchids are very sturdy and can take a lot of abuse from those who tend to forget to water. They are also tolerant of several temperature ranges.
In Coconut Husk medium water retention is more compared to Pine Bark, so plants in Coconut Husk may require once in 2-3 days watering compared to 1-2 days watering in Pine Bark. Medium may dry faster or slower depending on the weather conditions. So always touch and feel the medium, only when partially dry water the plant. Learn more about watering here
Fertilizing your orchid regularly provides it with the nutrients it needs for optimal health, immunity and vigorous blooming. Weekly once with Bio-20 or Basfoliar 19:19:19 for growth and rooting. Once a month with Basfoliar 13-40-13. Learn more about fertilizing here
Cattlianthe Chocolate Drop is a hybrid orchid of Cattleya guttata and Cattleya aurantiaca. The name apparently comes from the appearance of the unopened flower buds which someone thought looked like drops of chocolate. The flowers are an intense burgundy chocolaty red with a lighter coloured lip. Very striking. They have a very nice strong fragrance. Highly waxy flowers. Easy growing.
1. Colors, patterns & size of the flowers can vary due to the variations produced by hybrids or species.
2. There are chances that the buds/flowers could dry up in transit during Shipping after packing.
3. The local climatic conditions, season and the nutrition given can affect the brightness & colour intensity of flowers.
4. 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 settings.