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x Rhyncholaeliocattleya Taichung Beauty

Family Name: Orchidaceae
Full Sun: 6-8h Moderate Water Occasional Misting Hanging Basket Ornamental Flowers Epiphyte Herbaceous

Name

Family Name
Genus Epithet
Infraspecific Epithet
Comments

Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Growth Form Epiphyte, Herbaceous Plant
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial

Biogeography

Preferred Climate Zone Tropical, Sub-Tropical / Monsoonal

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form Sympodial orchid, 20-25cm tall
Flowers Flowers large, 15-17cm across, lateral sepals and petals dark pink; lip purplish red, centre of lip white flushed with dark yellow, with reddish streaks on veins leading towards the column.
Taxonomy Hybrid between Rhyncolaeliacattleya Pamela Finney and Rhyncolaeliacattleya Elegant Dancer

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Flowers
Plant & Rootzone Preference - Tolerance Well-Drained Soils
Landscape Uses Small Gardens, Container Planting, Hanging Basket

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Full Sun
Water Preference Moderate Water, Occasional Misting
Planting Remarks Grow under 1 layer of shade netting (about 70-80% sunlight) under tropical lowland conditions. Use well drained/ porous media for potting.
Pest(s) Sucking Insects
Propagation Method Division, Tissue Culture

Foliar

Foliage Retention Evergreen
Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower Colour(s) Yellow / Golden, White, Purple, Pink

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Master ID 32494
Species ID 6906
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Species record last updated on: 20 April 2020.
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