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Cattleya kerrii var. 'Mother's Day 2N' x var. 'Pink Leprechaun' 4N

Cattleya kerrii var. 'Mother's Day 2N' x var. 'Pink Leprechaun' 4N

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Introducing the exquisite Cattleya kerrii 'Mother's Day 2N' x C. kerrii 'Pink Leprechaun' 4N, a rarely seen Cattleya species that will captivate orchid enthusiasts and collectors alike. This compact miniature cattleya showcases delicate soft pink flowers with mesmerizing white lips, adorning plants that mature at a modest 6 inches in height. Prepare to be enchanted as these plants produce elegant heads of 4-6 blooms, creating a breathtaking display.

The cultivar 'Mother's Day' is known for its reliable blooming period, coinciding with the special occasion it is named after, making it a perfect gift for mothers or any orchid lover celebrating this heartfelt day. On the other hand, 'Pink Leprechaun' stands out with its exceptional full-formed flowers, boasting an unparalleled beauty within the species.

This blooming size orchid is presented in a 4" clay pot, thoughtfully repotted within the last 1 to 2 years to ensure optimal blooming conditions. The newly repotted state guarantees that you can witness the vibrant blooms unfurl before your eyes in the near future. It's a limited edition treasure, grown from seed, making it a truly unique addition to any orchid collection.

Cultivating Cattleya kerrii 'Mother's Day 2N' x C. kerrii 'Pink Leprechaun' 4N is a delightful experience for orchid enthusiasts of all levels. Here are a few essential tips to ensure the continued success and beauty of this remarkable orchid:

Light: Provide bright, indirect light to mimic the orchid's natural habitat. Avoid direct sunlight, as it may scorch the delicate blooms. A south or east-facing window with a sheer curtain can provide the ideal lighting conditions.

Temperature: Cattleya orchids thrive in intermediate to warm temperatures. Aim for daytime temperatures between 70-85°F (21-29°C) and nighttime temperatures around 60-65°F (15-18°C). These temperature differentials contribute to healthy growth and flowering.

Humidity: Maintain a moderate to high humidity level around the orchid. Placing the pot on a humidity tray filled with water or using a humidifier can help create a suitable environment. Misting the leaves occasionally is also beneficial.

Watering: Allow the orchid's potting mix to partially dry out between waterings. Typically, watering once a week is sufficient, but adjust the frequency based on your specific growing conditions. When watering, thoroughly moisten the potting mix, allowing excess water to drain away.

Fertilization: Feed the orchid with a balanced orchid fertilizer regularly during the growing season. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for proper dilution and application. Reduced or no fertilizer is recommended during the plant's resting period.

Repotting: As the orchid outgrows its pot, repot it using a well-draining orchid potting mix. Spring or early summer is the ideal time for repotting, allowing the plant to establish its roots before the blooming season.

Don't miss out on the opportunity to own this rare and enchanting Cattleya kerrii 'Mother's Day 2N' x C. kerrii 'Pink Leprechaun' 4N orchid. With its delicate pink blooms, reliable flowering, and exceptional flower form, it is a true gem for any orchid enthusiast or collector. Add this limited-edition beauty to your collection today and enjoy the splendor it brings to your home or greenhouse.

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