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Cattleya forbesii

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
KAT-lee-yuh FOR-bes-ee-eye
Description

Cocktail Orchid is an epiphytic orchid native to Brazil.  It has large fragrant flowers that have yellow-tan petals surrounding a central white tube with a yellow center.  It needs partial shade and consistently moist soils.  

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#showy flowers#fragrant flowers#large flowers#non-toxic for horses#non-toxic for dogs#non-toxic for cats
 
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Tags:
#showy flowers#fragrant flowers#large flowers#non-toxic for horses#non-toxic for dogs#non-toxic for cats
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Cattleya
    Species:
    forbesii
    Family:
    Orchidaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Brazil
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Epiphyte
    Perennial
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Moist
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Cream/Tan
    Gold/Yellow
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No