Romance has surrounded this beautiful flower for centuries. It represents love, luxury, and beauty. In times of old, these orchids were even used as aphrodisiacs! The Cattleya
is also the flower of the Aquarius. (Gee, maybe that is why I love them so much! Because I am an Aquarius
Have you ever had an orchid appear in your dreams? If so, it is said that the orchid in your dream is telling you that you have a deep inner need to keep the gentleness, delicacy, and romance in your relationships.
These wonderful orchids are not hard to grow in your home or greenhouse
. Their requirements are quite easy to maintain. Cattleya
s must have good light and some sun to bloom. In the home they prefer an eastern, southern or slightly shaded western exposure.
Temperature should range from 55 to 60 °F at night and 65 to 75 °F during the day. They require a humidity of 50% to 60%.
In nature the roots of the Cattleya
s are exposed to cycles of wetting and drying. In cultivated plants they need to become almost dry before watering. They must be fed fertilizer
and the best advice I can give is "weakly, weekly."