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Cattleya amethystoglossa var. semi alba

Cattleya amethystoglossa var. semi alba

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Introducing the stunning Cattleya amethystoglossa var. semi alba, a rare color form of white with red, magenta lip. It's a magnificent orchid variety that is sure to captivate any plant lover with its exquisite beauty. Known for its delicate, pristine white petals with touches of soft purple, this Cattleya orchid is a true gem for orchid enthusiasts and collectors alike.

Cultivating the Cattleya amethystoglossa var. semi alba is a rewarding experience, but it requires some specific care to ensure its optimal growth and blossoming. Here are a few tips to help you cultivate this magnificent orchid:

Light Requirements: Provide bright, indirect light to the orchid, avoiding direct sunlight, especially during the hottest part of the day. A shaded area with filtered light is ideal for this variety.

Temperature and Humidity: Cattleya amethystoglossa var. semi alba thrives in warm temperatures ranging between 60°F (15°C) to 80°F (27°C) during the day and slightly cooler temperatures at night. It appreciates moderate humidity levels, around 50-70%. Placing a humidity tray nearby or using a humidifier can help create the ideal environment.

Watering: These orchids prefer a slightly drier environment between watering. Allow the potting medium to dry out partially before watering again. Avoid overwatering, as it can lead to root rot. It's best to water the orchid early in the day, allowing the foliage to dry before evening.

Potting Medium: Cattleya orchids prefer a well-draining potting mix. A popular choice is a mixture of bark, sphagnum moss, and perlite. Repotting is typically done every one to two years, depending on the size of the plant and the condition of the potting medium.

Fertilization: Feed the Cattleya amethystoglossa var. semi alba with a balanced orchid fertilizer regularly during the growing season. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for proper dosage and application. Reduce or stop fertilization during the orchid's dormant period.

Air Circulation: Good air circulation is crucial for these orchids. It helps prevent the onset of fungal and bacterial diseases. Avoid placing the orchid in areas with stagnant air, and provide adequate ventilation.

Blooming Period: Cattleya amethystoglossa var. semi alba typically blooms in the spring or early summer. The stunning flowers can last several weeks to a month, gracing your space with their alluring fragrance and elegant appearance.

This is a near to blooming size in a 4" clay pot about 2 to 3 years to bloom, newly repotted, grown from seed, limited!

A very rare semi alba variety of a classic bifoliate Cattleya amethystoglossa species. A collector’s plant to be sure. With patience and attention to its specific needs, you'll be rewarded with the captivating beauty of this exquisite orchid variety.

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