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Cattleya jenmanii var. coerulea

Cattleya jenmanii var. coerulea

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Introducing Cattleya jenmanii var. coerulea - the elusive gem of the South American Cattleya species, native to the lush regions of Venezuela and Brazil. Celebrated for its stunning blue form, this rare and hard-to-find orchid is a must-have for any avid collector or enthusiast.

Cultivating Tips:

  1. Ideal Growing Conditions: Cattleya jenmanii var. coerulea thrives in environments with moderate to high humidity and strong air circulation. This species can be cultivated in various ways - potted, in baskets, or mounted on a suitable substrate.

  2. Choose the Right Pot: If opting for a potted arrangement, we recommend using ceramic or clay pots with multiple holes to promote optimal air circulation around the roots. This will help prevent any issues related to excessive moisture and encourage healthier root growth.

  3. Watering Guidelines: During its active growth period in spring and summer, be generous with watering, ensuring the roots receive adequate moisture. However, exercise caution not to overwater, as this can lead to root rot. During the cooler months, reduce the frequency of watering but always allow the roots and/or substrate to dry out between waterings.

  4. Light Requirements: Place your Cattleya jenmanii var. coerulea in a bright location with filtered sunlight. Avoid direct exposure to harsh midday sun, as it may cause leaf burns.

  5. Fertilization: For optimal growth and flowering, use a balanced orchid fertilizer at half strength during the active growth phase. During the dormant period, reduce fertilization frequency or cease altogether.

  6. Temperature: This orchid species prefers warm temperatures but can tolerate a slight drop in temperature during the winter months. Aim to maintain a range between 60°F to 80°F (15°C to 27°C).

  7. Blooming: Anticipate a breathtaking display of clusters of three or more fragrant flowers per newly matured growth during late summer and early fall. The elegant blooms will surely captivate with their striking blue hues and delightful fragrance.

  8. Repotting: Repot your Cattleya jenmanii var. coerulea every two to three years or when you notice overcrowded roots. The best time for repotting is after the flowering period.

This is a blooming size in a 5" pot about 1 to 2 years to bloom, grown from seed, limited!

Don't miss the opportunity to own this captivating South American treasure. Embrace the challenge of cultivating this rare beauty and be rewarded with the mesmerizing splendor of its stunning blue blooms. Order yours today and elevate your orchid collection to new heights!

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