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Cattleya Species

Collecting select and awarded Cattleya species has been a passion of mine for many years. The collection now contains over 700 selected plants!  Recently, I started breeding the “best of the best” in an effort to provide these superior and often hard to find Cattleya species available for the hobbyist.


SVO 5725
C. labiata f. rubra (C. labiata f. rubra 'Fertigo' SM/JOGA x C. labiata f. rubra 'Kimberly Bennett' HCC/AOS)

These are forma rubra, the darkest purple color form of labiata.  These plants look amazing and are exhibiting excellent plant vigor, important when growing species. They bloom in September and October and will provide great fall color in you growing area, when not many other Cattleyas are in flower.  The parents are two outstanding cultivars, and the progeny will be excellent!
3” pots $15

SVO 6120
C. skinneri f. coerulea (C. skinneri f. coerulea 'Orchidglade' x C. skinneri f. coerulea 'My Blue Heaven')

Also known as Guaranthe skinneri, this showy species is the national flower of Costa Rica.  It flowers reliably in the spring with clusters of 12 flowers or more.  This is the unusual coerulea form and is highly collectable.
3” pots $15

SVO 6123      
C. leopoldii (C. leopoldii 'SVO 52' x C. leopoldii 'SVO Prince')

This is an exceptionally fine pairing of two superior plants.  Breeding bifoliate Cattleya species that are slow to mature requires that only the best parental stock be used.  'SVO 52' was named when it bloomed with an unprecedentedly high 52 flowers on a single inflorescence, and it topped that total last year with 54!  'SVO Prince' has remarkable flower color, shape and substance, and I consider it to be the best of my leopoldii.  These will take a while to mature, but let me assure you these are some of the best leopoldii parent plants available, and the seedlings are worth growing if you want the very finest.  A few tips on growing these.  They root just after the new growth matures in summer, and that's when to repot.  These require a winter rest period, so water sparingly from late November through April.  I water once every 14 -18 days during this time period.
3” pots $15


** Some pictures are representative of the cross and not actual parents.



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