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Cattleya percivaliana var. coerulea

Cattleya percivaliana var. coerulea

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Introducing the Cattleya percivaliana var. coerulea – A True Natural Jewel!

Rare Beauty Unveiled: In the world of orchids, some specimens stand as true marvels of nature, and the Cattleya percivaliana var. coerulea is undoubtedly one of them. This magnificent orchid showcases a color palette so rare that it can only be found in a select few collections worldwide.

A Rarity in the Wild: Cattleya percivaliana var. coerulea is a botanical treasure that originates from the untamed corners of the natural world. Its coerulea and coerulescens color is a true anomaly in the orchid kingdom. The petals and sepals of this alluring variety often take on a delicate blue greyish or even near-white hue, adding to its mystique. Imagine delicate petals in a captivating light blue greyish hue, adorned with a mesmerizing deep mango-colored interior on the tubular lip, gracefully encircled by a rich, regal purple grape shade. The light blue greyish flower color may vary, some may be lighter than others. But the allure doesn't stop at its visual appeal – it also boasts a delightful fragrance, making it a sensory treasure for any orchid enthusiast. Anticipate blooms from late December to January. The fragrance presents a pleasant citrus aroma.

A Captivating Centerpiece: What truly sets this orchid apart is its enigmatic lip; a reddish-purple mask envelops the lip's center, creating an intricate contrast with an elongated spot of intense, enchanting blue at its heart. This captivating combination is a testament to the wonders of nature's artistry. Additionally, the orchid's throat boasts a deep, dark orange hue that gracefully extends to the front of the lip, completing its beguiling appearance.

Cultivation Tips: Caring for the Cattleya percivaliana var. coerulea requires a delicate touch, but the rewards are well worth the effort. Here are some essential tips to help you nurture this rare jewel:

Light: Provide bright, indirect light to mimic its natural habitat. Partial shade with dappled sunlight is ideal.

Temperature: Maintain a temperature range between 60-80°F (15-27°C). A drop in nighttime temperatures can encourage blooming.

Humidity: Orchids thrive in high humidity. Aim for around 50-70% humidity levels. Using a humidity tray or humidifier can help achieve this.

Watering: Water sparingly, allowing the potting mix to dry slightly between waterings. Be cautious not to let the roots sit in standing water.

Fertilization: Use a balanced orchid fertilizer at half-strength every 2-4 weeks during the growing season.

Potting: Repot your orchid every 2-3 years, or when the potting medium breaks down. Use a well-draining orchid mix and ensure proper aeration for the roots.

Dormancy: Some Cattleya varieties, including the Cattleya percivaliana var. coerulea, benefit from a short dry rest period after blooming to encourage future growth and flowering.

This is a blooming size in a 5" pot, about 1 to 2 years to bloom, grown from seed, very very limited!

Unlock the secrets of nature's rarest treasures with the Cattleya percivaliana var. coerulea. Its extraordinary beauty and unique features make it a true masterpiece among orchids. Don't miss your chance to cultivate this exquisite rarity in your own collection.

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