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Cattleya Alliance: Rlc. Greenwich 'Elmhurst'

Cattleya Alliance: Rlc. Greenwich 'Elmhurst'

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Introducing the exquisite Rlc. Greenwich 'Elmhurst', a mesmerizing orchid hybrid that encapsulates elegance and beauty in every petal.

Cultivating the Rlc. Greenwich 'Elmhurst' is a rewarding journey for orchid enthusiasts, offering not just stunning blooms but also a delightful olfactory experience. This hybrid, a cross between Cattleya Ann Follis and Rlc. Lester McDonald, boasts large 5-6" star-shaped flowers that captivate with their gorgeous light green hue. The striking fuchsia and yellow lip, highlighted by an outstanding magenta tone, adds a mesmerizing contrast, enhancing the allure of this floral gem.

One of the remarkable features of the Rlc. Greenwich 'Elmhurst' is its spicy yet sweet fragrance, which fills any space with an enchanting aroma. The light sweet fragrance adds an extra dimension to its already captivating presence, making it a delightful addition to any collection.

For those eager to cultivate this botanical masterpiece, here are some tips to ensure its optimal growth and blooming:

  1. Light Requirements: Provide bright, indirect light to mimic its natural habitat. Avoid direct sunlight, especially during the hottest part of the day, as it can scorch the delicate foliage.

  2. Temperature: Maintain temperatures between 65-80°F (18-27°C) during the day and slightly cooler at night. This mimics the orchid's native tropical environment and encourages healthy growth and blooming.

  3. Humidity: Orchids thrive in high humidity environments. Aim for humidity levels between 50-70%. Placing a humidifier nearby or using a humidity tray can help achieve this.

  4. Watering: Water the orchid thoroughly when the top inch of the potting mix feels dry to the touch. Ensure proper drainage to prevent waterlogging, which can lead to root rot. Use lukewarm water to avoid shocking the roots.

  5. Fertilization: Feed the orchid with a balanced orchid fertilizer diluted to half strength every 2-4 weeks during the growing season (spring to summer). Reduce fertilization during the dormant season (fall to winter).

  6. Potting Media: Use a well-draining orchid mix such as bark, sphagnum moss, or a combination thereof. Repot the orchid every 1-2 years to refresh the growing medium and prevent compaction.

  7. Blooming: With proper care, expect the Rlc. Greenwich 'Elmhurst' to bloom during the spring to summer months, rewarding you with its breathtaking flowers and enchanting fragrance.

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

With its stunning appearance and delightful fragrance, the Rlc. Greenwich 'Elmhurst' is sure to be the centerpiece of any orchid collection, bringing joy and beauty year after year.

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