Bell Orchid - 10 Seeds
Common name: catalpa
Color: White with purple and yellow interior spotting
Bloom time: May to June
Height: 40.00 to 70.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
Orchids are usually grouped into two broad categories that characterize their growth habits. Monopodial orchids have a single, upright stem, with leaves arranged opposite each other along the stem. The flower stem appears from the base of the uppermost leaves. Orchids with this growth habit include the phalaenopsis and vandas.
The more common growth habit is sympodial. These orchids grow horizontally, sending out new shoots from the old rhizome. Leaves and flower scapes form at the top of the new shoots. Many sympodial orchids form pseudobulbs, which are swollen shoots that store water and nutrients to help the plant survive periods of prolonged drought. Sympodial orchids include cattleya, cymbidium, oncidium and dendrobium.
Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Water: Medium to wet
Temprature: 75 F
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- Orchids, perennial members of the Orchidaceae family and genus Orchis that grow in USDA cold hardiness zones 6 through 11, are typically cultivated as indoor plants.
- Orchid propagation, like other plants, can be done through division, cuttings or from seed.
- br> Growing orchids from seed, which results in unpredictable hybrid plants, is typically done in a laboratory, but can be done at home with careful attention to sterilization.
- Of the two types of seed growth, open air propagation and asymbiotic in-vitro propagation, the second is simpler, as it avoids the need for mycorrhizal fungal exposure.
- Light: As a general rule, orchids are light-hungry plants.
- For best results, they should get 12 to 14 hours of light each day, year-round.
- In a tropical environment, the duration and intensity of natural light does not vary as it does in temperate climates.
- For this reason, you may need to move your orchids around, and supplement with artificial light to keep them happy during the winter months.
A mature, symmetrically rounded catalpa tree can be a tree of great beauty, particularly in spring when the foliage is young and the flowers are in bloom. Unfortunately, it is otherwise a rather coarse tree that many believe does not deserve a prominent place in the landscape. Branches are brittle and mature trees infrequently exhibit classic form.
- The plant has a long thin stem that is used for various herbal and medicinal treatments.
No serious insect or disease problems