Orchid, Cattlianthe Jewel Box
Cattlianthe

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.
Registered or introduced: 1962
Synonym:Sophrolaeliocattleya Jewel Box
Synonym:Guarisophleya Jewel Box

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Scarlet (Dark Red)

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Evergreen

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

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

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Neutral

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

AM/AOS = Award of Merit/American Orchid Society