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Catasetum tenebrosum

Catasetum tenebrosum

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Introducing the mesmerizing Catasetum tenebrosum, a botanical marvel native to the lush landscapes of South America, particularly Ecuador and Peru. With its medium-sized stature and exquisite dark brown to nearly black flowers adorned with a striking ivory green lip, this epiphytic wonder is sure to captivate any orchid enthusiast.

Catasetum tenebrosum is renowned for its unique floral display, boasting 6-12 flowers, each measuring approximately 1.25 inches in size. These blooms emit a delightful spicy fragrance, adding a sensory dimension to its allure. In shaded medium light conditions, expect a generous yield of 10-18 male flowers, while bright high light encourages the emergence of 3-6 green female flowers.

Cultivating Catasetum tenebrosum is a rewarding endeavor, provided its habitat requirements are met. This species thrives in warm to cool environments, flourishing as an epiphyte or lithophyte in regions ranging from Venezuela to Peru. Found at elevations of 500 to 1800 meters in riverine forests or rocky terrains, Catasetum tenebrosum prefers full sun exposure or partial shade, mimicking its natural habitat.

To ensure optimal flowering, provide light to moderate shade, particularly to stimulate the production of male flowers. While maintaining a well-draining substrate, it's essential to keep the plant on the drier side, although it does not necessitate an extended resting period.

This is a blooming size imported bare root division; newly repotted in a 4" pot; about 1 to 2 years to bloom; Grown from seed; Limited!

With its striking appearance and aromatic blooms, Catasetum tenebrosum is a captivating addition to any orchid collection. Experience the enchantment of this species as it graces your living space with its unparalleled beauty and fragrance. Cultivate a connection with nature's splendor through the captivating charm of Catasetum tenebrosum.

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