Skip to product information
1 of 8

La Foresta Orchids

Cattleya Leoloddiglossa var. coerulea 'Speckled Blue' FCC/AOS x Cattleya Pittiae var. coerulea 'Blue Spots'

Cattleya Leoloddiglossa var. coerulea 'Speckled Blue' FCC/AOS x Cattleya Pittiae var. coerulea 'Blue Spots'

Regular price $69.95 USD
Regular price $89.95 USD Sale price $69.95 USD
Sale Sold out
Shipping calculated at checkout.

Do you love coerulea orchids?; well here is the hottest Cattleya breeding trend is spotted coerulea...

Introducing the exquisite Cattleya Leoloddiglossa ' Speckled Blue' FCC/AOS x Cattleya Pittiae ' Blue Spots' orchid hybrid! This mesmerizing beauty combines the best qualities of both parent plants, resulting in a captivating orchid that will be the centerpiece of any collection. With its enchanting blue hues and unique speckled patterns, this orchid is sure to leave you spellbound.

The Cattleya Leoloddiglossa 'Speckled Blue' FCC/AOS brings its renowned floral beauty and sturdy growth habit to this hybrid. Its large, round flowers exhibit a mesmerizing blue coloration with delicate speckles, creating an eye-catching display. The flowers are fragrant, filling the air with a delightful sweet scent, making it a pleasure to have in your home or garden.

Crossed with the Cattleya Pittiae 'Blue Spots,' known for its compact size and stunning blue spots, this hybrid inherits a more manageable growth habit, making it suitable for both indoor and outdoor cultivation. The blue spots on the petals and sepals add a touch of intrigue to the already captivating flower, making it truly unique and sought-after among orchid enthusiasts.

Cattleya Leoloddiglossa has been a remarkable hybrid. It is the first highly successful coerulea (blue) flower spotted with darker coerulea spots. The lineage contains three Cattleya species: leopoldii, loddigesii, and amethystoglossa, thus the name Leoloddiglossa (leo-loddi-glossa). 'Darkest Blue' has the darkest coerulea color in the cross ’Speckled Blue’ has a large flower of superior shape and color. Mature plants will be very impressive, producing 20 or more well-presented flowers on tall stems.

Cultivating Tips:

Cattleya Leoloddiglossa ' Speckled Blue' FCC/AOS x Cattleya Pittiae 'Blue Spots' is a captivating orchid hybrid that requires specific care to thrive. Here are some essential tips to help you cultivate this stunning plant:

Light: Provide bright, indirect light to encourage healthy growth and abundant flowering. Avoid direct sunlight, as it can scorch the leaves and flowers. A north or east-facing window with filtered light is ideal.

Temperature: This hybrid prefers moderate temperatures, with a range of 65-75°F (18-24°C) during the day and a slight drop to 55-65°F (13-18°C) at night. Provide good air circulation but avoid drafts or extreme temperature fluctuations.

Humidity: Orchids thrive in high humidity. Aim for humidity levels between 50-70%. If the air is dry, use a humidifier or place the orchid on a tray filled with water and pebbles to increase humidity around the plant.

Watering: Water the orchid thoroughly when the potting medium starts to dry out. Ensure proper drainage and avoid waterlogging, as it can lead to root rot. The frequency of watering will depend on your climate and the season, but as a general guideline, watering once a week is a good starting point.

Fertilization: Feed your orchid regularly with a balanced orchid fertilizer. Use a dilute solution and apply it during the growing season (spring to early fall) every two weeks. During the dormant period, reduce fertilization to once a month.

Potting and Repotting: Use a well-draining orchid potting mix, such as a bark-based medium. Repot the orchid every two to three years or when the potting medium begins to break down. Repotting is best done in spring when new growth starts to emerge.
Rest Period: This hybrid benefits from a rest period after flowering. Reduce watering and fertilization during this time, allowing the plant to enter a dormant phase before initiating new growth.

By following these cultivation tips, you'll be able to enjoy the exquisite beauty of the Cattleya Leoloddiglossa 'Speckled Blue' FCC/AOS x Cattleya Pittiae 'Blue Spots' orchid hybrid and witness its stunning blooms year after year.

This is a near blooming size in a 4" clay pot newly repotted about 2 to 3 years to bloom. Limited! Grown from Seed!

View full details

Why Our Customers Love Us ❤️🌟