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Cattleya loddigesii var. coerulea x Cattleya warneri var. coerulea

Cattleya loddigesii var. coerulea x Cattleya warneri var. coerulea

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Introducing the enchanting Cattleya x valentine var. coerulea, a natural primary hybrid between: Cattleya loddigesii var. coerulea x Cattleya warneri var. coerulea , this unique orchid boasts stunning blue petals and sepals, adorned with a delicate interplay of blue and white lips culminating in a captivating yellow throat.

Ideal for orchid enthusiasts and collectors alike, Cattleya x valentine var. coerulea adds a touch of ethereal beauty to any space with its vibrant hues and graceful blooms. Here are some cultivation tips to help you nurture this botanical treasure:

  1. Light: Provide bright, indirect light for optimum growth. Avoid direct sunlight, as it can scorch the delicate petals.

  2. Temperature: Maintain moderate to warm temperatures, ideally between 65°F to 80°F (18°C to 27°C) during the day and slightly cooler at night.

  3. Humidity: Cattleyas thrive in high humidity environments. Aim for humidity levels around 50-70%. Placing a humidity tray nearby or using a humidifier can help achieve this.

  4. Watering: Water thoroughly when the potting mix approaches dryness, typically every 7-10 days. Ensure good drainage to prevent waterlogging, which can lead to root rot.

  5. Air Circulation: Adequate air circulation is essential to prevent fungal infections and promote healthy growth. Position fans to gently circulate air around the plant.

  6. Potting Medium: Use a well-draining orchid mix such as bark, perlite, and charcoal. Repot the orchid every 1-2 years to refresh the potting medium and promote healthy root growth.

  7. Fertilization: Feed with a balanced orchid fertilizer diluted to half strength every 2-4 weeks during the growing season. Reduce fertilization frequency during the dormant period.

  8. Blooming: Cattleya x valentine var. coerulea typically blooms once a year, usually in spring or early summer. Provide a slight reduction in watering and a drop in temperature to encourage blooming.

This is a blooming size imported bare root orchid division; newly repotted in a 4" pot; about 1 to 2 years to bloom; Grown from seed; Limited!

With proper care and attention, your Cattleya x valentine var. coerulea will reward you with its breathtaking blossoms, elevating any indoor garden or orchid collection with its unparalleled beauty and grace.

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