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Cattleya lobata var. tipo

Cattleya lobata var. tipo

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Introducing the Rare Beauty: Cattleya lobata var. tipo

Elevate your orchid collection with the exquisite Cattleya lobata var. tipo, a true gem among orchid enthusiasts. This rare variation of Cattleya lobata, known as "tipo," boasts the allure of pure white, Cattleya-like flowers that dazzle with a size of 5-6 inches each. But it's not just about appearances; the intoxicating fragrance of these blooms will enchant your senses and make this orchid a prized possession.

The Origins of Cattleya lobata var. tipo

Hailing from the heart of Brazil, this medium-sized wonder is naturally found clinging to rocky cliffs that boldly face the majestic ocean near Rio de Janeiro. Its resilience and unique characteristics make it a standout addition to any orchid collection.

Cultivation Tips for Cattleya lobata var. tipo

Cultivating this enchanting orchid is an enjoyable journey for both beginners and experienced orchid enthusiasts. To help your Cattleya lobata var. tipo thrive, follow these essential tips:

Cultivating the enchanting Cattleya lobata var. tipo is a delightful journey suitable for both novice and seasoned orchid enthusiasts. To ensure the thriving health of your orchid, pay careful attention to the following essential tips. First and foremost, provide bright light, ideally around 3000+ foot candles, positioning the plant in the sunniest spot of your greenhouse. However, exercise caution to avoid excessive sun exposure, which may cause the leaves to turn overly yellow; instead, aim for the normal light-green leaf color recommended for all Cattleyas.

Maintain intermediate temperatures for your Cattleya lobata var. tipo, targeting around 58°F (14.5°C) at night and 85°F (29.5°C) during the day. When it comes to potting, some growers find success in allowing the orchid to grow over the edge of the pot, while others prefer a larger pot to encourage second and third-year growth within the potting medium. Repotting demands a delicate touch, especially for newly repotted plants. Opt for clay pots during repotting, as they allow the roots to breathe, contributing to the overall well-being of your orchid.

Careful watering is crucial, particularly after repotting. Frequent spritzing is recommended, but ensure you water lightly, providing just enough moisture to encourage new roots to delve into the potting medium. Gradually increase watering as the roots expand to fill the pot, avoiding overwatering during the initial stages to prevent waterlogged medium and root rot.

The resilience and low-maintenance nature of Cattleya lobata var. tipo make it an excellent choice for orchid enthusiasts at all levels. While it can withstand some cultural mishaps, offering it the care it deserves will reward you with a consistent display of four to five stunning flowers every year. Typically, the blossoms grace us with their presence in April and May in the United States, maintaining their enchanting beauty for about a month.

Resilience and Rewards

Cattleya lobata var. tipo is a resilient and low-maintenance orchid, making it an excellent choice for orchid enthusiasts of all levels. While it can withstand some cultural mishaps, giving it the care it deserves will reward you with a reliable production of four to five stunning flowers every year. Typically, it graces us with its blossoms in April and May in the United States, maintaining its enchanting presence for about a month.

This is a blooming size division in 4" clay pots, newly repotted, about 1 to 2 years to bloom, grown from seed, limited!

Elevate your orchid collection with the rarity and elegance of Cattleya lobata var. tipo. Its captivating beauty and fragrance, combined with its manageable care requirements, make it a prized addition to any orchid lover's collection. Cultivate this unique orchid, and let it thrive in your care, gifting you with its breathtaking blooms year after year.

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