Makarimi Abdullah
This lovely Cattelya has blooming two times this year and three times in total since I bought it since last two years from seedling. She produce four buds from two bulbs, but unfortunately, one bud dropped after attacked by bug. So just three buds can success till full blooms. Since I a bit late shoots the picture, one flower is a bit over blooms, that why only two flowers I focus here.
There are many different  naturally form and varieties on this cattelya, such as with pink, magenta/purple color on the lip or sepal or petal, eg. suave, tipo, orlata, rubra, marginata and many more.

Since this Cattelya is crossing between variety aquinii 'A' and marginata vera, she have both characteristic. I have never had such abundant results on this Cattelya before, since I plant her two years ago. She have deeper magenta/purple on the front lope and the lip and edges of the lateral lope and magenta/purple splash at sepal.

Cattelya intermedia aquinii 'A'
Cattelya intermedia 'marginata vera'


Cattelya intermedia (aquinii 'A' x marginata vera)

Cattleya intermedia is a bifoliate, intermediate to warm growing epiphyte from the Atlantic coastal forests of South America. She grows around the sea level. It is a very easy to grow here in Malaysia and free flowering. Previously I have only 'suave' variety and this variety is more easy to take care and flowering. This crossing also have same as my previous Cattelya intermedia.
The plant I bought last two years ago had pseudobulbs measuring about 4cm tall, and since it is too small, I figured it takes more than two years to be matured and flowering. But it takes less than that and just about one year.The first flower is not so big, but consider nice to me as I publish here. Well, this lovely Cattelya has grow larger and larger now and the blooming bulb is measuring around ~ 18 cm tall now...maybe can grow more bigger after this. Currently she still have another two bulb with buds, hope it just fine until full bloom.

I grow it potted in a pot with charcoal and exposed to light with 50% shades, and watering just one time a day. I give fertilizer once a week and alternate with fungicide and pesticide .

Flowers... are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1844

This post I dedicate and welcome to my new Orchid Friend - foong from  Malaysia with yahoo account to my Orchid de Dangau. Thanks foong for being my 57th friend here. I really appreciate your support.
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6 Responses
  1. That is a gorgeous Orchid.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

  2. Autumn Belle Says:

    This is a lovely cattleya with nice colour combo. I am still waiting for a orchid I purchased from the nursery to bloom. It was blooming when I purchased it during CNY in 2010 but it has not rebloomed yet. Remember to show your orchid blooms during Hari Raya. Looks like this one can stay for Hari Raya?

  3. So exotic and pretty. Welcoming raya.

  4. Malar Says:

    This is lovely bloom for Hari Raya! Hope it can stay until the celebration!

  5. Ron Says:

    What awesome flowers. There are breathtakingly beautiful.

  6. Cher> Thanks for the compliments.

    Autumn Belle> Regarding your orchid, try to change the place you hang it. May be she not get enough sunlight or may be too much. Planting orchid is like experiment and it is like try and error basis. When you get the clue you can success with them. This orchid cannot stand till Hari Raya, but there are more for Hari Raya. Definetely I will post it here ;)

    Diana & Malar> Thanks for the compliments. This orchid bloom for 'malam 7 likur' ;) There are more in Hari Raya ;)

    Ron> Thanks for your compliment. This C. Intermedia is so special to me, this is the only variant I have plant with stripe color on sepal at this moment.