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Cattleya lueddemanniana var. coerulea

Cattleya lueddemanniana var. coerulea

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Introducing the Exquisite Cattleya lueddemanniana var. coerulea – a botanical masterpiece that hails from the lush landscapes of Venezuela. This unifoliate Cattleya species thrives in the coastal regions along the northern coast and up the Cordillera de la Costa Central mountain range, flourishing at elevations of approximately 1,800 feet in the state of Lara.


1. Show-Stopping Blooms: Prepare to be captivated by the showy and fragrant flowers of the Cattleya lueddemanniana var. coerulea. Its blossoms boast a mesmerizing range of colors, from delicate pink and lavender to pristine white and the unique coerulea shade, making each bloom a true work of art.

2. Regional Distinctions: This exquisite orchid exhibits regional variations in both size and color. Coastal varieties tend to flaunt larger and lighter-hued flowers, while those from inland areas boast smaller blooms in deeper, more intense shades. Embrace the diversity within this species as it reflects the natural beauty of its native habitats.

3. Unique Column Apex: One of the distinguishing features of C. lueddemanniana is the apex of its column, adorned with a pair of wings or hooks. This botanical characteristic sets it apart from other Cattleya species like C. mossiae and C. maxima, adding a touch of uniqueness to its already captivating presence.

Cultivating Tips:

1. Light Requirements: Provide bright, indirect light for your Cattleya lueddemanniana var. coerulea. In its native habitat, it receives filtered sunlight, so replicate these conditions for optimal growth. A south or east-facing window is ideal, and some shade during the hottest part of the day is beneficial.

2. Temperature: Maintain a temperature range of 60-80°F (15-27°C) during the day and a slight drop at night to simulate the orchid's natural habitat. Adequate temperature fluctuations are crucial for healthy blooming.

3. Humidity: C. lueddemanniana thrives in high humidity environments. Aim for humidity levels between 50-70%. If your home is dry, consider using a humidifier or placing the orchid on a humidity tray.

4. Watering: Allow the orchid's potting medium to dry slightly between waterings. Water thoroughly when needed, ensuring that the water drains freely to prevent waterlogged roots.

5. Fertilization: During the growing season (spring to fall), feed your orchid regularly with a balanced orchid fertilizer. Reduce or cease fertilization during the dormant period in winter.

This is a blooming size in a 5” pot, about 1 to 2 years to blooming. Grown from seed, Limited! This blooms in the spring and occasionally again in the fall. 

Indulge in the splendor of the Cattleya lueddemanniana var. coerulea and cultivate a botanical masterpiece in your own space. With these expert tips, you'll be well on your way to nurturing a stunning orchid that reflects the natural elegance of its Venezuelan origins.

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