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Repot every two years. Fertilize twice a month, and multiple blooms may appear almost anytime. Burrageara honors Albert Burrage, first president of the American Orchid Society. PARENTAGE: Burrageara Nelly Isler (Stefan Isler × Miltonia Kensington) PRONOUNCED bur-ra-JER-ah ABBREVIATED Burr. THE PLANT Compact sympodial epiphyte; flattish pseudobulb, grassy leaves, long spike of red flowers LIGHT NEEDS Medium; eastern or southern window protected from direct sun, under lights TEMPERATURE RANGE Intermediate to warm; days 60–80°F (16–27°C), winter nights 55–60°F (13–16°C); tolerant POTTING NEEDS Sphagnum moss or fine orchid mix, plastic pot BLOOM TIME Two or three times a year Burrageara Nelly Isler Orchid checklist: Grows on sunny windowsill Long-lasting flowers Sprays of multiple flowers Big flowers Great cut flower Intensely colored or patterned Noted for fragrance Attractive plant habit Once-a-week watering and fertilizer Repeat bloom Grows under fluorescent lights Grows easily into specimen The intergeneric Nelly Isler is a lovely, grassy-leaved plant bearing intense red blooms.
It responds to good humidity; stand the plant on a pebble tray with water, but not sitting in water. Repot after bloom in late spring. Colmanara Wildcat used to be considered a cross of Miltonia × Odontoglossum × Oncidium, but the Miltonia used was name-changed to an Oncidium. So now Wildcat is technically an Odontocidium. It’s confusing. Wildcat’s still widely available as Colmanara. Wildcat is so popular I’ve even seen a video of it on You-Tube. Join the fan club. PARENTAGE: Odontocidium Wildcat (Rustic Bridge × Crow-borough) PRONOUNCED kole-man-AR-ah ABBREVIATED Colm.
It gets that—and the lip—from its other parent, the spotted Brazilian species Cattleya guttata. The long-lasting flowers will bloom for a couple of months in early autumn, often repeating in winter or spring. Every year, you should have more flowers per cluster. Easy to grow, Chocolate Drop tolerates neglect bravely, a testament to hybrid vigor. Summer it outdoors, but bring inside before night temperatures drop below 55°F (13°C). Like Cattleya aurantiaca, its flower sheaths can develop without buds, and what seems an eternity later, buds usually finally appear.