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Cattleya loddigesii

Cattleya loddigesii

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Introducing the Exquisite Cattleya loddigesii - The Jewel of Orchids!

Get ready to immerse yourself in the captivating world of Cattleya loddigesii, one of the most sought-after orchids on the planet. With its fragrant blooms and lush foliage, this orchid variety has won the hearts of both florists and orchid enthusiasts worldwide. Native to the enchanting regions from Bahia, Brazil, to Argentina and Paraguay, this medium-sized, cool to warm growing, bifoliate epiphyte or lithophyte is sure to add a touch of elegance to your orchid collection.

Cattleya loddigesii boasts striking cylindrical pseudobulbs that rise gracefully from its delicate root system called rhizomes. To ensure the well-being of these beauties, they require careful handling and thoughtful cultivation.

This mesmerizing orchid blesses us with its magnificent display during late summer. The 12-inch (30 cm) long inflorescence, carrying two to nine flowers, is a sight to behold. Each flower, with a waxy texture upon touch, exudes a delightful fragrance reminiscent of milk chocolate, adding a sensorial dimension to its allure.

Marvel at the ethereal beauty of each 3 ½ to 4 ½ inches wide flower. The sepals and petals enchant with their stunning lilac hue, while the lip boasts a captivating purple shade, highlighted by a charming yellow spot.

For successful cultivation of Cattleya loddigesii, keep in mind these valuable tips:

  1. Light: Provide a balanced mix of sun and shade, replicating its natural habitat. Filtered bright light or semi-shaded spots are ideal for optimal growth.

  2. Temperature: As a cool to warm growing species, maintain temperatures between 15°C to 28°C (59°F to 82°F) during the day, and slightly cooler temperatures at night.

  3. Watering: Water moderately, allowing the potting mix to dry slightly between waterings. Avoid overwatering to prevent root rot.

  4. Humidity: These tropical beauties thrive in high humidity environments, so consider using a humidifier or placing a tray with water near the plant.

  5. Potting Mix: Use a well-draining orchid mix consisting of bark, sphagnum moss, and perlite to promote healthy root growth.

  6. Fertilization: Feed with a balanced orchid fertilizer regularly during the growing season to support robust flowering.

  7. Repotting: Cattleya loddigesii benefits from repotting every two to three years, ensuring sufficient space for the delicate root system to flourish.

This is a blooming size plant in a 5" pot, about 1 to 2 years to bloom. Grown from Seed! Limited 

Cattleya loddigesii is an orchid lover's dream come true. Its captivating fragrance, vibrant colors, and unique pseudobulbs make it a standout addition to any orchid collection. With the right care and attention, you'll be rewarded with a stunning display of these delightful blooms year after year. Elevate your botanical experience with Cattleya loddigesii and create a mesmerizing oasis in your home or garden.

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