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Cattleya Alliance - Cattlianthe Spring Fires

Cattleya Alliance - Cattlianthe Spring Fires

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Introducing the mesmerizing Cattlianthe Spring Fires, a splendid orchid hybrid born from the union of the exquisite Cattlianthe Fires of Spring and the enchanting Cattlianthe Fire Island. This radiant orchid cultivar is a testament to nature's artistry, boasting strong, upright stems adorned with an impressive display of 5-9 resplendent red-orange blossoms, each adorned with captivatingly darker red lips. With its captivating appearance and remarkable attributes, the Cattlianthe Spring Fires is a prized addition to any orchid enthusiast's collection.

Cultivating Tips:

  1. Light Requirements: Cattlianthe Spring Fires thrives in bright, indirect light. Place your orchid where it can receive filtered sunlight or dappled shade. Avoid exposing it to direct sunlight, as it may scorch the delicate foliage.

  2. Air Circulation: Ensuring strong air circulation is essential for the well-being of your Cattlianthe Spring Fires. This mimics its natural habitat and helps prevent issues like fungal infections. Consider placing a fan nearby or occasionally opening windows to maintain a gentle breeze.

  3. Humidity: Moderate humidity levels are ideal for this orchid. Aim for a relative humidity range of 50-60%. If your environment is particularly dry, you can use a humidity tray or a room humidifier to create a suitable microclimate.

  4. Watering: Allow the potting medium to dry out between waterings. It's essential to maintain a delicate balance – avoid overwatering, which can lead to root rot, and under-watering, which may cause dehydration. Water sparingly, ensuring that the potting mix is almost dry before the next watering. A good rule of thumb is to water once every 1-2 weeks, but always adjust based on your specific environmental conditions.

  5. Potting or Mounting: You have the option to grow your Cattlianthe Spring Fires in pots or mounted on a suitable substrate like tree fern or cork bark. Potting provides stability, while mounting mimics its epiphytic habitat. Ensure proper drainage in pots and secure the orchid firmly if you choose to mount it.

  6. Fertilization: Feed your orchid weakly but regularly. A balanced orchid fertilizer diluted to half strength is ideal. Apply this solution weekly during the growing season (spring and summer), and reduce frequency during the dormant phase (fall and winter). This will promote healthy growth and vibrant blooms.

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

Cattlianthe Spring Fires is not only a stunning addition to your orchid collection but also a fantastic parent orchid, passing down its dominance for color, robust stems, and a prolonged bloom period to its offspring. With the right care and attention to its unique needs, you can enjoy the fiery beauty of this orchid for years to come. Elevate your orchid growing experience with the captivating allure of the Cattlianthe Spring Fires.

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