Cattleya intermedia Graham 1828


The Cattleya intermedia Graham 1828 orchid species has been categorised by the Scotish botanist and Regius Keeper (from 1820 until 1845) of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Robert Graham (1786 – 1845). Cattleya intermedia, with its big (about 13 cm), fragrant and long-living flowers is native to Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina. The Cattleya orchid beauty is growing on trees (epiphytic) or on rocks (lithophytic), preferably in Atlantic coastal forests. Cattleya intermedia orchids are protected by CITES Appendix II (trade controlled to avoid use incompatible with species survival). The tropical orchid requires intermediate to warm temperatures and a location in partial to full sun. Plants should be watered about once a week.

Cattleya intermedia Graham 1828
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Image: Cattleya intermedia Graham 1828
Photographer: Kitisak “Nat” Jaidee

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