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Cattleya Alliance: Cattlianthe Poor Paul 'Blue Heaven'

Cattleya Alliance: Cattlianthe Poor Paul 'Blue Heaven'

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The Cattlianthe Poor Paul 'Blue Heaven' is an exquisite orchid hybrid, born from the elegant cross between Cattlianthe Portia and Cattleya purpurata. This hybrid showcases multiple stunning blooms on each spike, making it a showstopper in any collection. The delicate lavender petals are beautifully complemented by a deep purple throat, creating a striking contrast that captivates the eye. Perfect for orchid enthusiasts and collectors, Cattlianthe Poor Paul 'Blue Heaven' brings a touch of exotic beauty to any indoor or outdoor garden.

Cultivating Tips:

  1. Light Requirements:

    • Brightness: Cattlianthe Poor Paul 'Blue Heaven' thrives in bright, indirect light. Aim for about 50-70% shade, as direct sunlight can scorch the delicate petals.
    • Ideal Placement: Place the orchid near a south or east-facing window where it can receive ample morning light without the harsh afternoon sun.
  2. Temperature and Humidity:

    • Temperature Range: This orchid prefers temperatures between 65-85°F (18-29°C) during the day and slightly cooler at night, around 55-65°F (13-18°C).
    • Humidity: Maintain humidity levels between 50-70%. Use a humidity tray or a room humidifier if needed to keep the air sufficiently moist.
  3. Watering:

    • Frequency: Water thoroughly when the potting medium feels dry to the touch, usually once a week. Reduce watering frequency during the winter months.
    • Method: Water the orchid early in the day to allow the foliage to dry by nightfall, reducing the risk of rot.
  4. Potting and Medium:

    • Potting Medium: Use a well-draining orchid mix, typically a blend of bark, perlite, and sphagnum moss.
    • Repotting: Repot every 2-3 years, or when the medium begins to break down. Spring is the best time for repotting.
  5. Fertilizing:

    • Type of Fertilizer: Use a balanced orchid fertilizer, such as 20-20-20, diluted to half strength.
    • Frequency: Fertilize every two weeks during the growing season (spring and summer) and reduce to once a month during the dormant period (fall and winter).
  6. Air Circulation:

    • Ensure good air circulation around the plant to prevent fungal and bacterial infections. A small fan can be helpful in providing adequate airflow, especially in enclosed spaces.

This is a near blooming size imported bare root orchid division; newly repotted in a 4" or 5" pot; about 2 to 3 years to bloom; Grown from seed; Limited!

By following these care tips, your Cattlianthe Poor Paul 'Blue Heaven' will reward you with its spectacular blooms and vibrant colors, adding a touch of elegance and beauty to your orchid collection.

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