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Cattleya labiata var. rubra 'Fertigo' SM/JOGA x var. rubra '4N'

Cattleya labiata var. rubra 'Fertigo' SM/JOGA x var. rubra '4N'

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Introducing the Exquisite Cattleya labiata var. rubra 'Fertigo' SM/JOGA x Cattleya labiata var. rubra '4N' Orchid!

Experience the allure of these captivating orchids as they combine the finest characteristics of their parent plants. The Cattleya labiata var. rubra 'Fertigo' earned its prestigious Silver Medal from the Japanese Orchid Growers Association, attesting to its exceptional quality. Now, it joins forces with the Cattleya labiata var. rubra '4N,' resulting in a truly extraordinary offspring that is a must-have for any orchid collector.

These orchids boast the most magnificent shades of dark purple, showcasing the true beauty of the rubra color form of the labiata variety. The pairing of the darker rubra form with the standard pink type promises a delightful outcome, featuring flowers in enchanting shades ranging from deep pink to mesmerizing fuchsia.

Originating from the lush regions of Venezuela and Brazil, these orchids thrive at elevations between 2000 and 3000 feet. They are known to produce up to five stunning flowers per inflorescence, adding a touch of elegance to any space they grace. The Cattleya labiata var. rubra is native to the northeastern part of Brazil and boasts large purple flowers with charming yellow striations in the lip.

Prepare to be enchanted by not only their appearance but also their captivating fragrance. Words cannot do justice to the mesmerizing scent they emit – it must be experienced to be truly appreciated. It's no wonder that this extraordinary orchid played a pivotal role in sparking the orchid mania that took the world by storm!

The fascinating history of Cattleya labiata dates back to the 19th century, with its first flowering credited to William Cattley in 1818. Described by Lindley in 1821, the Cattleya labiata var. rubra was later lost to cultivation for a staggering 71 years until its rediscovery in the Brazilian Province of Pernambuco.

What sets these orchids apart is their potential to exhibit even deeper color than the typical Cattleya labiata due to the influence of the rubra parent. Additionally, as they were treated with Oryzalin for tetraploid conversion, there is a possibility of obtaining 4N plants among this exceptional group of seedlings, further adding to their uniqueness.

This is a blooming size orchid in a 4" clay pot newly repotted about 1 to 2 years to bloom.Limited! Grown from Seed!

For both seasoned orchid enthusiasts and beginners alike, the Cattleya labiata var. rubra 'Fertigo' SM/JOGA x Cattleya labiata var. rubra '4N' Orchid is a rare and extraordinary addition to any collection. Embrace the beauty, fragrance, and history of these remarkable orchids, and let them grace your surroundings with their irresistible charm.

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