My creative workbook

Christine de Beer Floral Lifestyle Design

Cattleya

Smaller flowering cultivars (5cm) have more flowers (up to eight flowers on a stalk) where the large cultivars (15cm) typically bear two to four flowers originating on pseudo-bulbs. In the 1980's the flowers were hybridized for the cut flower industry and there are now thousands of hybrids created

Cattleya - Cattleya orchids

Cattleya orchid detail from my Practice floral art design.

Common name:

Cattleya orchids

Origin:

Tropical Central to South America

Colors:

All colours except true black and blue. Lilac, yellow, orange, and white. Also bi-coloured.

Varieties:

Large variety

Vase life:

From a week to almost two weeks.

Scent:

Floral. Some are very strongly fragranced

Uses:

The flowers are expensive and generally used to add a luxurious touch to designs

Conditioning:

Do not refrigerate as the flowers can not tolerate cold. They are also sensitive to ethylene gas so keep away from fruits and vegatables

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Christine de Beer

This is my ongoing creative workbook to research and capture design projects and techniques. You will mostly find ideas for floral art but I will also include some other projects such as gift packaging, cards and even cake decorating with a few lifestyle projects arranged in between.

Everything you see in this workbook was designed, made and photographed by me, unless specific credit is given to another designer.

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