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Cattleya leopoldii var. alba 'Green'

Cattleya leopoldii var. alba 'Green'

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Introducing the captivating Cattleya leopoldii var. alba, a cherished Brazilian species renowned for its breathtaking chartreuse-green blooms and immaculate white lip. We are thrilled to present this rarity to all orchid enthusiasts, bringing you the chance to cultivate and experience the wonder of this exquisite plant firsthand.

Cattleya leopoldii var. alba is a large standard-size species, native to the vibrant landscapes of Brazil, where it graces the surroundings with its stunning display of waxy, fragrant flowers during the summertime. With clusters of these elegant blooms, you'll be enchanted by their incredible contrast - the mesmerizing greenish-yellow petals complemented by a crisp white lip, making it a true sight to behold.

The enchantment doesn't end with its appearance; the fragrance of these blooms is nothing short of captivating. Imagine your space filled with a delightful aroma that will transport you to the lush forests of Brazil.

Cultivating this Brazilian beauty can be a rewarding experience with the right care. Here are some essential tips to help you nurture your Cattleya leopoldii var. alba:

  1. Light: Provide bright, filtered light to mimic its natural habitat. Avoid exposing it to direct sunlight, as it may cause leaf burn.

  2. Temperature: Cattleya leopoldii var. alba thrives in warm temperatures. Keep it in an environment where the temperatures range between 65°F to 80°F (18°C to 27°C) during the day, with a slight drop in temperature at night.

  3. Humidity: As a native of Brazil's humid regions, this orchid prefers higher humidity levels. Consider using a humidifier or placing a tray of water near the plant to maintain optimal humidity.

  4. Watering: Allow the potting medium to dry slightly between waterings. Avoid overwatering, as it can lead to root rot. A well-draining orchid mix is ideal for this species.

  5. Fertilization: During the growing season (spring and summer), fertilize the orchid regularly with a balanced orchid fertilizer. Reduce or stop fertilizing during the dormant period in the fall and winter.

  6. Repotting: Repot your Cattleya leopoldii var. alba every 1-2 years or when you notice the potting medium breaking down. Use a specialized orchid mix suitable for epiphytic orchids.

This is a near blooming size in a 3.5” pot, about 1 to 2 years to bloom, grown from seed, limited

With patience and dedication, you'll witness your Cattleya leopoldii var. alba flourish and reward you with its magnificent blooms and alluring fragrance. Don't miss this opportunity to add a touch of Brazilian charm to your collection. Embrace the rarity and beauty of this unique orchid species today!

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