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Cattleya Alliance - Cattleya bicolor x Lc. Allen Condo

Cattleya Alliance - Cattleya bicolor x Lc. Allen Condo

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Cattleya bicolor is a stunning orchid species that is highly sought after by collectors and orchid enthusiasts alike. This beautiful plant is native to Brazil, where it can be found growing in the wild in the hot and humid conditions of the Atlantic Rainforest.

Cattleya bicolor is a large, showy orchid that produces clusters of vibrant flowers in shades of brownish purple. The petals of the flower are a deep brown color, while the lip is a bright, contrasting pink. The flowers are beautiful and long-lasting fragrant which can last for several weeks, making them a perfect addition to any home or office.

This orchid is known for its large, pseudo bulbous stems that can grow up to 30 cm in height. The leaves are thick and leathery, and can range in color from light green to a deep shade of olive. Cattleya bicolor is a robust plant that can thrive in a range of growing conditions, making it a great choice for both experienced and novice orchid growers.

Cattleya bicolor can reach a size of up to 60 cm in height and 40 cm in width, making it an impressive addition to any collection. This orchid is easy to care for, requiring moderate watering and regular fertilization to keep it healthy and thriving.

Lc. Allen Condo is a beautiful orchid hybrid that is a result of crossbreeding the Cattleya Summerland Girl and the Cattleya Mrs. Mahler. This orchid boasts a striking appearance with its large and vibrant brownish flowers. It is a perfect addition to any orchid collection, and it is sure to catch the eye of anyone who lays eyes on it.

Light: Cattleya bicolor thrives in bright, indirect light. Place it near a south-facing window or under artificial grow lights for 12-14 hours per day.
Temperature: This orchid prefers warm temperatures, between 18-28°C during the day and 13-18°C at night. Avoid placing it near drafty areas or cold windows.

Watering: Water your Cattleya bicolor once a week during the growing season and reduce watering in the winter. Allow the potting mix to dry out slightly between waterings.

Humidity: Cattleya bicolor prefers high humidity, around 50-70%. You can increase humidity by placing a tray of water near the plant or using a humidifier.

Fertilization: Fertilize your Cattleya bicolor once a month during the growing season with a balanced fertilizer. Reduce or stop fertilization during the winter.

Potting mix: Use a well-draining potting mix, such as a mixture of bark, perlite, and sphagnum moss. Repot every 2-3 years, or when the potting mix starts to break down.

Air circulation: Cattleya bicolor benefits from good air circulation, so avoid placing it in a closed or stuffy area.

This is a blooming size in a 4” pot, newly repotted, a​bout 1 to 2 years​ to bloom​s. Grown from Seed! Limited!​

Cattleya bicolor x Lc. Allen Condo is a beautiful orchid hybrid that is sure to impress anyone who sees it. Its vibrant colors and long-lasting flowers make it a perfect gift or addition to any home or office, and it's easy care requirements make it a great choice for both experienced and novice orchid growers.

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