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PlantFiles: Orchid, Cattlianthe Jewel Box

Family: Orchidaceae (or-kid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cattlianthe
Grex name: Jewel Box
Additional cultivar information: (Gur. aurantiaca x C. Anzac (1921))
Hybridized by Stewart Inc.; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1962

Synonym:Sophrolaeliocattleya Jewel Box
Synonym:Guarisophleya Jewel Box

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade

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Bloom Color:
Scarlet (Dark Red)

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us


Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral huiray On Apr 23, 2005, huiray from Indianapolis, IN wrote:

AM/AOS = Award of Merit/American Orchid Society

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