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Cattleya Alliance: Rlc. Nakornchaisri Red 'Red Papaya'

Cattleya Alliance: Rlc. Nakornchaisri Red 'Red Papaya'

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Rlc. Nakornchaisri Red 'Red Papaya' Orchid

Description: Rlc. Nakornchaisri Red 'Red Papaya' is an exquisite hybrid orchid, resulting from the cross between Rlc. Memoria Srivilas Gold and Rlc. Chia Lin. This captivating orchid boasts large, full-shaped, orange-red flowers with a remarkable 5.5" diameter. The lip of the flower transitions from a striking pink to burgundy, accentuated by a vibrant yellow/orange throat. Beyond its stunning appearance, 'Red Papaya' is also fragrant, adding an enchanting aroma to its visual appeal. This orchid blooms primarily in winter to early spring and again in the fall, making it a delightful addition to any collection.

Cultivating Tips:

  • Temperature: Rlc. Nakornchaisri Red 'Red Papaya' thrives in warm to intermediate temperatures ranging from 55ºF to 85ºF. It's essential to avoid exposing the orchid to extreme temperatures, as this can affect its growth and blooming cycle.

  • Humidity: Maintain a humidity level between 50% to 70% to ensure optimal growth. Humidity trays or a humidifier can be used to achieve the desired humidity levels, especially in drier climates.

  • Light: This orchid prefers medium to bright, filtered light. An east or west-facing window with sheer curtains to diffuse the light is ideal. Avoid direct sunlight, which can scorch the leaves and flowers.

  • Watering: Keep the orchid moist but allow it to dry out between watering. Overwatering can lead to root rot, so ensure the potting medium has good drainage. Water thoroughly when the top inch of the medium feels dry to the touch.

  • Fertilizer: Feed the orchid at every watering with a half teaspoon of 20-20-20 balanced fertilizer diluted in water. This should be done from spring to fall when the orchid is in its active growth phase. Reduce feeding in the winter when the plant's growth slows down.

This is a blooming size imported bare root orchid division; newly repotted in a 4" or 5" pot; about 1 to 2 years to bloom; Grown from seed; Limited!

By following these care guidelines, Rlc. Nakornchaisri Red 'Red Papaya' will reward you with its breathtaking blooms and delightful fragrance, adding a touch of exotic beauty to your home or garden.

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