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Cattleya maxima var. suavissima

Cattleya maxima var. suavissima

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Introducing Cattleya maxima var. suavissima, an exquisite orchid variety that will captivate your senses with its stunning beauty and enchanting fragrance. Known for its large, vibrant flowers and graceful demeanor, this Cattleya maxima variety is a true showstopper in any orchid collection.

The Cattleya maxima var. suavissima boasts enchanting blooms that measure up to 5 inches in diameter. Its petals exhibit a mesmerizing blend of shades, ranging from delicate pastel pinks to vibrant fuchsia, with a hint of lavender. The lip of the flower, adorned with a striking yellow and magenta pattern, adds a touch of sophistication and allure. The intoxicating fragrance emitted by these blooms is a delightful mix of citrus and floral notes, which fills the air with an aura of freshness and charm.

To cultivate this magnificent orchid, follow these essential tips:

Light and Temperature: Cattleya maxima var. suavissima thrives in bright, indirect light. Place it near an east or west-facing window where it can receive moderate to high light levels. The ideal temperature range for this orchid variety is between 65°F to 75°F (18°C to 24°C) during the day, with a slight drop at night.

Humidity and Air Circulation: Maintain a humidity level of around 50-70% to create a favorable environment for the orchid. Consider using a humidifier or placing a tray filled with water near the plant to increase humidity. Good air circulation is crucial, as stagnant air can lead to fungal infections. Avoid placing the orchid in drafty areas or near heating or cooling vents.

Watering and Fertilization: Cattleya maxima var. suavissima prefers a slightly drier growing medium. Water the orchid thoroughly, allowing the potting medium to dry out partially before the next watering. Ensure that the water drains completely to prevent waterlogged roots. Use a balanced orchid fertilizer at half-strength every two weeks during the growing season to provide essential nutrients.

Potting Medium and Repotting: Use a well-draining orchid mix, such as a combination of bark, sphagnum moss, and perlite. Repot the orchid every 1-2 years or when the potting medium begins to break down. Spring or early summer is the best time for repotting.

Blooming and Pruning: Cattleya maxima var. suavissima typically blooms once a year, producing a spectacular display of flowers. After the blooms fade, trim the spent flower spikes close to the base, leaving the healthy pseudobulbs intact. This encourages the plant to redirect its energy towards new growth and future blooms.

This is a near blooming size in a 4" clay pot, newly repotted, about 2 to 3 years to blooms, newly repotted, Grown from Seed! Limited!

Cultivating Cattleya maxima var. suavissima is a rewarding experience for both seasoned orchid enthusiasts and beginners alike. Its breathtaking flowers and heavenly fragrance will undoubtedly add elegance and beauty to any indoor or greenhouse setting. Bring home this remarkable orchid variety and enjoy the sheer joy of nurturing and witnessing its captivating blooms firsthand.

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