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Cattleya bicolor x Cattleya aclandiae

Cattleya bicolor x Cattleya aclandiae

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Introducing the stunning primary hybrid Cattleya bicolor x Cattleya aclandiae, a masterpiece in orchid cultivation! This extraordinary hybrid is renowned for its exquisite spotted flowers that boast a wide, captivating lip, making it a cherished addition to any orchid collection.

Cattleya bicolor x Cattleya aclandiae is truly a marvel, delighting enthusiasts with its ability to bloom multiple times throughout the year. Its bifoliate structure supports striking 3"-4" flowers, adorned in a light olive green hue intricately overlaid with mesmerizing mahogany red spots. But the pièce de résistance lies in its lip—a vibrant electric magenta that seems to pulsate with energy, drawing the eye and captivating the soul.

The upper part of the lip, where it converges with the heart of the flower, is adorned with delicate brush marks of pink on a pristine white canvas, creating a harmonious symphony of colors that elevate its allure to new heights.

Not only a visual feast, but Cattleya bicolor x Cattleya aclandiae also entices with its enchanting fragrance, adding another dimension to its already irresistible charm. Cultivating this magnificent hybrid is a rewarding experience, and with proper care, its beauty and fragrance will continue to enchant for years to come.

For optimal growth and blooming, here are some essential cultivating tips:

  1. Light: Provide bright, indirect light to mimic its natural habitat. Avoid direct sunlight, as it can scorch the delicate foliage.

  2. Temperature: Maintain temperatures between 65°F to 80°F (18°C to 27°C) during the day, with a slight drop at night to encourage flowering.

  3. Humidity: Aim for moderate to high humidity levels, around 50% to 70%. Placing a humidity tray or using a humidifier can help achieve this.

  4. Watering: Water generously when the potting medium is nearly dry, ensuring thorough soaking. Allow excess water to drain freely to prevent waterlogged roots.

  5. Air Circulation: Ensure good air circulation around the plant to prevent fungal diseases and promote healthy growth.

  6. Potting Medium: Use a well-draining orchid mix, such as bark or sphagnum moss, to provide ample aeration to the roots.

  7. Fertilization: Feed regularly with a balanced orchid fertilizer diluted to half-strength during the growing season to support vigorous growth and abundant flowering.

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

With these simple yet effective tips, you'll be able to cultivate Cattleya bicolor x Cattleya aclandiae to its full potential, enjoying its breathtaking blooms and captivating fragrance year after year. Don't miss the opportunity to add this remarkable orchid hybrid to your collection and elevate your space with its unparalleled beauty!

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