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Cattleya aurantiaca var. ‘Spots’

Cattleya aurantiaca var. ‘Spots’

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Introducing Cattleya aurantiaca ‘Spots’ - a stunning and easy-to-grow orchid species native to Mexico and Central America. Embrace the beauty of nature with these small yet striking plants that bloom in the early spring, boasting heads of mesmerizing spotted orange flowers. Whether you're a seasoned orchid enthusiast or a beginner looking to add a touch of elegance to your collection, Cattleya aurantiaca ‘Spots’ is the perfect choice.

With its miniature size, these orchids can thrive and flower even in compact 3" pots. As they mature and reach specimen size, you'll witness the development of multiple canes, each adorned with clusters of delicate blooms. The flowers exhibit a unique characteristic where the outer and inner whorls are nearly identical in size and shape, exuding a fascinating symmetry. The inner whorl flakes have a charming forward bend, resulting in flowers that do not entirely open, adding an aura of mystery to their allure. Interestingly, some of the clones even have the ability to self-pollinate without fully opening their enchanting blossoms.

The most captivating feature of Cattleya aurantiaca ‘Spots’ is undoubtedly its spotted lip, which mirrors the size and shape of the surrounding petals in the outer and inner whorls. This delightful contrast of colors and patterns is a sight to behold and will undoubtedly captivate anyone who beholds its beauty.

Cultivating these magnificent orchids is a breeze, making them an ideal addition to any home or garden. Here are some essential tips to ensure your Cattleya aurantiaca ‘Spots’ thrives and graces you with its delightful blooms year after year:

  1. Light Requirements: Provide bright but filtered light for these orchids. They thrive in conditions with ample indirect sunlight, avoiding harsh midday sun.

  2. Temperature: Maintain a warm and stable temperature range between 60°F to 80°F (15°C to 27°C). Protect them from extreme temperature fluctuations.

  3. Humidity: Cattleya aurantiaca ‘Spots’ prefers high humidity levels. Consider using a humidifier or placing a shallow tray of water near the plants to increase humidity.

  4. Watering: Water the orchids regularly, keeping the potting medium consistently moist. Allow the top layer of the growing medium to dry before watering again. Avoid waterlogging, as it can lead to root rot.

  5. Potting Medium: Use a well-draining orchid mix comprising bark, sphagnum moss, and perlite. Repot the plant every one to two years, preferably after blooming, to ensure optimal growth.

  6. Fertilization: During the growing season (spring and summer), fertilize the orchids regularly with a balanced orchid fertilizer to support healthy growth and vibrant blooms.

  7. Ventilation: Ensure proper air circulation around the plant, as it helps prevent pests and diseases and aids in healthy growth.

  8. Rest Period: Cattleya aurantiaca ‘Spots’ benefits from a short rest period after blooming. Reduce watering and fertilization during this time, allowing the plant to recharge.

This is a blooming size in a 4" clay pot about 1 to 2 years to bloom, grown from seed, limited!

With these easy-to-follow tips and the inherent resilience of Cattleya aurantiaca ‘Spots,’ you're bound to enjoy a delightful display of exquisite spotted orange flowers each spring. Add a touch of natural beauty to your living space or garden with this remarkable orchid species today!

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