Laelia jongheana Alek

Cattleya jongheana

We hope that you joined us for the first Orchid Digest International Speakers Day held on Saturday, October 31, 2020. Alek Zaslawski of AWZ Orguídeas in Vitória, Brazil, was one of four fabulous speakers! The topic of his presentation was “The Beautiful Brazilian Mountains and the Orchid that Grow There.” Cattleya jongheana (synonym Laelia jongheana) is found in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, a large inland state in southeastern Brazil at elevations of 1,300 to 1,600 meters (4,265 to 5,249 feet). It blooms in late winter until spring. The flowers range from four to six inches (seven to 16 cm). Grow this orchid in cool to cold temperatures with a temperature drop at night. It is best to water in the afternoon and should not dry out. Provide high humidity (especially at night) and very good air circulation. It should be grown in cattleya light. It does best when mounted. Fertilize weekly.

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