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Brassavola nodosa x Cattleya loddigessi

Brassavola nodosa x Cattleya loddigessi

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Introducing the Captivating Cattleya loddigessi x Brassavola nodosa Hybrid Orchid!

Are you ready for a delightful surprise in your orchid collection? Our Cattleya loddigessi x Brassavola nodosa hybrid, a perfect blend of two stunning species, promises a mesmerizing display that will leave you in awe. Let's dive into the captivating features of this exceptional orchid and discover some essential cultivating tips to ensure its success in your care.

Cattleya loddigessi: Hailing from the lush regions spanning from Bahia, Brazil, all the way to Argentina and Paraguay, this remarkable orchid boasts adaptability, thriving under various light conditions, from sun-kissed spots to shady retreats. With its medium-sized growth and distinctive cylindrical pseudobulbs, Cattleya loddigessi stands as a cool to warm epiphyte or lithophyte. It showcases two elliptic-oblong, leathery leaves per pseudobulb, creating a lush and vibrant foliage. Late summer brings forth the main event - a captivating inflorescence measuring up to 12 inches (30 cm) in length, adorned with a few to several (2 to 9) exquisite, long-lasting flowers. These blossoms are truly a sensory delight, emitting a waxy fragrance reminiscent of milk chocolate and displaying a captivating array of colors.

Brassavola nodosa, affectionately known as the "Lady of the Night" for its enchanting nighttime fragrance, complements this hybrid's beauty. These orchids are a dream for beginners and enthusiasts alike, especially those intrigued by the art of mounting orchids. Brassavola nodosa typically graces us with its delightful blooms twice a year. The pristine white to pale green flowers, with diameters ranging from 3½ to 6 inches, are truly a sight to behold. Each flower boasts long, slender sepals and petals, along with a heart-shaped lip on the tubular lower petal. Inside the lip, you may discover charming purple or dark red spotting, adding an extra layer of allure to this orchid's aesthetic.

Cultivating Tips:

  • Light: Provide bright, indirect light to keep your Cattleya loddigessi x Brassavola nodosa hybrid thriving. These orchids appreciate dappled sunlight and benefit from strong air circulation.

  • Humidity: Maintain moderate humidity levels to mimic their natural habitat. Humidity trays or a humidifier can be beneficial, especially in drier climates.

  • Watering: Allow the potting medium to dry between waterings. These orchids prefer to be watered thoroughly but infrequently. Water early in the day to ensure leaves dry before nightfall.

  • Mounting: Mature plants of this hybrid are ideal candidates for mounting. Secure them on a suitable mount, such as a piece of wood or cork, for a striking display.

This is a blooming size orchid in a 4” pot, about 1 to 2 years to bloom, grown from seed, Limited!

Incorporate the Cattleya loddigessi x Brassavola nodosa hybrid into your orchid collection and be prepared to be enchanted by its unique blend of beauty and fragrance. With the right care and attention, this orchid will reward you with its splendid blooms and add a touch of elegance to your growing space. Don't miss the opportunity to witness the magic of nature unfold with this captivating orchid hybrid.

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