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Cattleya Myrmecophila Schomburgkia thomsoniana var. alba

Cattleya Myrmecophila Schomburgkia thomsoniana var. alba

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Introducing the stunning Myrmecophila thomsoniana var. alba; a tropical delight for enthusiasts seeking to cultivate beauty in their gardens or homes. Native to regions stretching from Mexico to southern Brazil, these magnificent plants flourish in hot, tropical climates, offering an impressive display as they mature.

Standing tall at heights of up to 5 feet, adorned with up to 15 vibrant flowers, Myrmecophila orchids captivate with their grandeur. Whether epiphytic or lithophytic, these orchids bloom predominantly in spring, with flowers reaching diameters of 1 to 4 inches, adding an enchanting allure to any space.

Schomburgkia Thomsoniana var. alba is a species. It produces creamy-white flowers, and the edges of the petals and sepals have wrinkles. It has a concave white lip, and the labellum is dark maroon-colored.

For tropical gardeners with a passion for nurturing exotic flora, Myrmecophila orchids thrive in environments rich in light, humidity, and space. To ensure their vitality, provide ample bright light, ideally eight to 10 hours daily, mimicking their natural habitat.

When it comes to soil, opt for a well-draining mixture like chopped sphagnum moss or perlite, enhancing drainage to prevent waterlogging and potential rot. Regular watering is essential, particularly during the active growth period in spring and summer, while adjusting frequency during fall and winter.

Maintain warm temperatures around 80 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, with a minimum threshold of 65 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit in colder months. Humidity is paramount, aiming for 75 percent to 80 percent levels, facilitated by misting and humidifiers in indoor settings.

Nourish your Myrmecophila orchids with monthly fertilization using a balanced fertilizer, adjusting as needed to encourage optimal blooming. With proper care and attention, these magnificent orchids will flourish, rewarding gardeners with an enduring spectacle of tropical elegance.

This is a near blooming size imported bare root orchid; newly repotted in 4" pot , about 2 to 3 years to bloom, grown from seed, limited!

Elevate your gardening experience with Myrmecophila thomsoniana var. alba, a testament to nature's splendor and your dedication to cultivating botanical beauty.

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