Skip to product information
1 of 8

La Foresta Orchids

Catasetinae Alliance: Catanoches Taiwan Red Diamond

Catasetinae Alliance: Catanoches Taiwan Red Diamond

Regular price $69.95 USD
Regular price $89.95 USD Sale price $69.95 USD
Sale Sold out
Shipping calculated at checkout.

Catanoches Taiwan Red Diamond stands as a testament to the artistry of orchid hybridization, a captivating blend of Cycnodes Taiwan Gold x Catasetum Orchidglade. This exquisite orchid variety enchants with its fragrant blooms in rich burgundy hues, offering a unique combination of characteristics inherited from both parent genera. Cultivating the Catanoches Taiwan Red Diamond requires a delicate balance of care, ensuring optimal growth, prolific flowering, and a stunning display of colors.

Growing Conditions: Catanoches Taiwan Red Diamond exhibits vigorous growth and has the potential to bloom two to three times a year, making it a prized addition to any orchid enthusiast's collection. To unlock its full potential, it's essential to understand and cater to its specific needs.

  1. Feeding and Watering:

    • During the growing period, Catanoches are heavy feeders. Provide a well-balanced orchid fertilizer regularly to support robust growth.
    • As the plant starts to drop leaves after flowering, initiate a dry rest period. Gradually reduce and then withhold water. Sparse watering may be necessary to prevent excessive shrinking of pseudobulbs.
    • Resuming watering is crucial when new growth reaches 4 inches, and new roots are 2 inches or longer. Water sparingly initially, gradually increasing to normal abundant watering as the potting mix approaches dryness.
  2. Fertilization:

    • Fertilize generously during the active growing season, as Catanoches do not receive nutrients during their dry rest period. A well-balanced orchid fertilizer with essential micronutrients will contribute to healthy foliage and prolific flowering.
  3. Humidity and Temperature:

    • Maintain a humidity level between 50-70% to mimic the orchid's natural habitat. This is crucial for optimal growth and flowering.
    • Provide warm day temperatures ranging from 75-80°F (24-27°C), with a nighttime drop of 10-15°F (6-8°C). This temperature differential stimulates flower development and enhances the overall health of the plant.
  4. Repotting:

    • Repot your Catanoches Taiwan Red Diamond when new growth is beginning, typically at the end of the dry rest period. Use a well-draining orchid mix to promote healthy root development and prevent waterlogged conditions.

This is a blooming size division in a 4" pot, newly repotted, about 1 to 2 years to bloom, grwon from seed, limited!

Catanoches Taiwan Red Diamond is a remarkable orchid hybrid that rewards dedicated cultivators with breathtaking displays of fragrant, red burgundy blooms. By providing the right balance of nutrients, water, and environmental conditions, you can ensure the continued health and beauty of this unique orchid. Embrace the art of orchid cultivation, and let the Catanoches Taiwan Red Diamond grace your growing space with its exceptional charm and elegance.

View full details

Why Our Customers Love Us ❤️🌟