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Cattleya forbesii

Cattleya forbesii

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Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

11b

USDA zone

7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

30cm

Max

15cm

Min

Flowering

    Cattleya forbesii Overview

    There are about 50 species. The plants are narrow and upright. Water and minerals are obtained from clinging and aerial roots. The perennials consist of 3 outer sepals and 3 inner petals, the lowest of which is usually enlarged. The flowers can be colourful and are very attractive.

    Common problems with Cattleya forbesii

    Other uses of Cattleya forbesii

    Grown for their beautiful and unusual flowers.