Lc. Mary Ellen Carter x Blc. Chia Lin 'Golden Super'
This is a complex Cattleya hybrid with a large ruffled flower. Near blooming size (1-2 years). Cattleyas and their hybrids are most well-known for their massive flowers and perfume-like scent.
Registered name: Lc. Mary Ellen Carter x Blc. Chia Lin 'Golden Super'
Parent lineage: Lc. Mary Ellen Carter x Blc. Chia Lin 'Golden Super' (complex Cattleya intergeneric)
Type: Warm growing epiphyte
Pot Size: 4in
Plant height: 12-24in
Blooming size: Near bloom size (1-2 years)
Bloom info: 3.5-4in bright orange and yellow
Fragrant: Yes, perfume
Potting mix: Coarse orchid bark. Repot when pot bound in Spring.
Light: Bright indirect - partial direct light. South or West facing preferred.
Water: Water frequently in hot months when media is fully dry, decrease in cold months.
Temp: Warm (60F min night, 90F max day).
Humidity: 40-80%, high humidity must be accompanied by good air circulation.
Fertilizing: 1/2 strength urea-free fertilizer, every other watering as new roots and leaves emerge. Decrease to 1/4 strength in winter.