Cattelya is one of the most popular orchid genera. The exquisite beauty of its flowers accounts for its high demand the global floriculture trade. The present review provides an overview of Cattelya orchid literature. It aims to sensitize the readers about general botanical information and commercial importance of cattelya orchids that will encourage the readers to take up cattelya cultivation. Conventional and biotechnology based methods of Cattelya propagation have been discussed that will be extremely useful to Cattelya growers.
Considering the fact that ex vitro maintenance of orchid is a challenge, special emphasis has been given to summarize the methods for Cattelya growth in pots and maintenance of conducive physical environment for optimal growth and development of Cattelya orchids. The review also aims to highlight the status of Cattelya cultivation in the country as compared to other nations. While countries like Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia lead the world production of orchids, despite vast orchid diversity; India's orchid cultivation enterprise is still in its prime.
Overall, the study only expands the use of Cattelya for propagation by the growers, it also presses upon the need and significance of taking up Cattelya cultivation on a commercial scale in the country.
Manu, Pant & Negi, Ayushi & Singh, Arundhati & Gautam, Aarushi & Rawat, Megha. (2021). CATTELYA ORCHIDS: A MINI REVIEW. Journal of Critical Reviews. 7. 2020. 10.31838/jcr.07.12.651.