Blooming Sized Plants
Blooming sized plants are Adult sized and can flower if environmental conditions are favorable for the plant. In some cases the plant has started its first flowering cycle. Cattleya plants are Divisions from a mother plant with 3 or more Psuedobulbs and at least 1 eye. We ship with spikes whenever available. We cannot guarantee a spike or that a shipped spike will survive the trip as they are very sensitive.
Near Blooming Sized Plants
A Near Blooming Sized Plant is near Adult and Flowering size but has not flowered yet. Plant should be Adult size within a few months time.
Medium Sized Plants
A Medium sized plant is 50% or more of the way to adult first blooming size. It can take between 4 to 12 months to flower depending on species and growing conditions.
Seedling Sized Plants
Seedling sized plants are plants that have grown out of the Compot and is 20% or more of the way to adult first blooming size. It can take between 10 to 24 months to flower depending on species and growing conditions.
Compot is a group of plants that have been removed from a flask and have been growing together in a community pot. Normally a compot will have 20 or more very small plants although actual quantity varies. These plants have lived outside the flask for more than 2 months.