PlantsCattleya→Orchid (Cattleya Tropical Pointer 'Cheetah')

Trade name information:
Series: Tropical Pointer
Trade Name: 'Cheetah'
Cultivar name: 'Tropical Pointer Cheetah'
Botanical names:
Cattleya Accepted
Laeliocattleya Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Bi-Color: White and magenta
Other: White with magenta spots and magenta lip
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late summer or early fall
Late fall or early winter
Underground structures: Bulb
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Epiphytic
Parentage: Tropic Glow X Cattleya intermedia


Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Aug 26, 2012 1:02 PM

I purchased this Orchid at one of the local Big Box stores because I loved the look of the orchid pictured on the label, a Cattleya in a deep red/burgundy color. While repotting I discovered another (different) label buried in the potting medium. When the plant bloomed it turned out to be the one on the buried tag, Lc. Tropical Pointer 'Cheetah'.

The plant label reads as follows: Laeliocattleya Tropical Pointer 'Cheetah'. I always get very confused at Orchid nomenclature so I did a little research on the internet and read that Tropical Pointer is a generic term for any cross between Laeliocattleya 'Tropic Glow' and Cattleya 'intermedia' and the clonal or cultivar name is 'Cheetah'.

This orchid is very different from the one I thought I was purchasing but it's a nice addition to my plant collection and I do like the pretty blooms.

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