Brassocattleya (syn. Brassolaeliocattleya or Blc.) Rustic Spots is a Bc. Richard Mueller x C. Landate hybrid. This cutie is an old-time favourite! We stocked it many years ago and it sold out quickly. We managed to hold onto one plant for ourselves and flowered it in 2011 where it was awarded by the Orchid Council of NZ. It has a sweetly patterned bloom in the yellow to orange range that will no doubt delight. Expect 3 to 5 medium-sized 8cm blooms per flower stem. There is a possibility of nighttime fragrance due to the Brassavola nodosa influence.
The photo that shows on each available variant is indicative of the size plant that you will receive. Size B plants can be expected to reach flowering size in 3 years; Size B+ plants in 2-2.5 years; Size C plants in 6-18 months (depending on the flowering season and time of purchase). Please check carefully when selecting options to avoid “size surprise”.
Cattleya, and their extended family of Orchids, originate from Central America. Sometimes known as windowsill orchids, Cattleya are a tolerant, easy to grow, indoor orchid; who enjoy a well lit, cool-warm position in your home (although we recommend avoiding too much direct sunlight in the heat of the day, morning or afternoon will be fine). They are a pleasure to own with their frequently large, showy flowers.