C. aurantiaca f. punctata (' Mishima Spots' x self) , NF746
  • C. aurantiaca f. punctata  (' Mishima Spots' x self)
  • C. aurantiaca f. punctata  (' Mishima Spots' x self)
  • C. aurantiaca f. punctata  (' Mishima Spots' x self)

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Known as the “Orange Cattleya,” Cattleya aurantiaca (now classified as Guarianthe aurantiaca) is native to Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua. Its natural habitat consists of low mountain and tropical rain forests between 1,000 and 3,600 feet. It is a stout, small to medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphytic and occasional lithophytic species. Punctata is the spotted variety of the species. The clone 'Mishima Spots' is an excellent spotted strain from Japan. It is a very unusual color form—orange flowers with charming red spots.  This is a self-propagated seed population of a very special variety and highly collectible.

 C. aurantiaca is quite easy to grow and is compatible with other Cattleyas in an intermediate or warm environment and moderate light. Let the plant dry out in between thorough waterings. Fertilize regularly; provide adequate air circulation and humidity. This plant is tough as nails and very temperature tolerant, capable of tolerating temperatures from hot to cold. In areas where winters are frost free and night time temperature is above 40°F, it can be grown outdoors. The deep orange, fragrant, 1-inch flowers are presented in a cluster ranging from 12-15 just above the foliage that bloom from spring through summer. The clone 'Mishima Spots' is a compact grower and will do well on a bright windowsill or under lights. Highly recommend for the species and cattleya collector for its rare and unusual spotted form.

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Since this is a Seedling Population (not a Mericlone which produces exact duplicates), the picture is for illustration purposes only. No two plants will be the same from this cross, and they will flower in a range of possibilities coming from the two parents.
Color Orange,Other
BloomSeason Spring,Summer
PropagationMethod Seedling
Fragrance Yes
PlantLocation Greenhouse,Outdoor-frost free
LightRequirement Strong 2000+ F.C.
Species True
CompactGrower True
Class Species, Cattleya
Genus C
HybridName aurantiaca f. punctata
Cultivar Note: Fragrant!
PodParent ' Mishima Spots'
PollenParent self


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