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Cattleya hybrid Hawaiian Lightning - orchid

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One parent of Hawaiian Lightning is yellow and maroon, this other is shocking pink and magenta with orange spots. Together they create this tropical party child, dressed in bright gold-magenta ruffles, ready to dance the night away. Our image shows the orchid in bud; mature flowers get way more ruffly!

You may be familiar with Cattleya orchids if you watch old movies where American teens go to the prom. This was always the flower of choice for beaus to present to their belles, who would then wear it to the dance; hence their common name of corsage orchid.

Rhyncholaeliocattleya Hawaiian Lightning ‘Fiesta’

APPEARANCE :  These orchids are extremely showy, often fragrant, and highly coloured. Native to the Andes mountains, they grow as epiphytes in the trees. Rhyncholaeliocattleya is a mashup of several different orchid genera to combine the best of each genus. They are also found listed as Brassolaeliocattleya, just to confuse you. Hawaiian Lightning is a very frilly bright orchid, golden yellow petals overlaid with pink edges to and hot pink tips. Or if you prefer, pink petals with golden centres and hot pink tips. A hybrid of Cattleya Color Guard x Rhyncholaeliocattleya Toshie Aoki.
USE FOR :  Tropical gardens and indoors
PLANTING:  They like bright light, warm days, and cool nights (12C minimum) to remind them of home. They are ideal for growing indoors as they need light but not direct sun. If temperatures are over 30C they need more shade and humidity, and good airflow.
CARE: They need free-draining soil, and a little drying out between waterings; feed them with dilute orchid fertiliser once a fortnight when they are growing. Water with room temperature water, rainwater ideally; if in doubt water less often, rather than more.
HEIGHT & WIDTH:  20-50cm H
YOUR PLANTS : These are tubestock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80 mm x 42 mm wide. You can see an example in the image gallery
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