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Cattleya percivaliana var. tipo

Cattleya percivaliana var. tipo

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Introducing the Cattleya percivaliana var. ‘tipo’ – a breathtaking orchid species that captivates with its vibrant hues and luxurious blossoms. Originating from the misty high-altitude regions of Venezuela, Colombia, and Ecuador, this orchid thrives in cool, fog-kissed forests, creating an air of exotic elegance.

The flowers of Cattleya percivaliana var. ‘tipo’ are a visual symphony, blending rich lavender and fuchsia tones with a velvety texture and an enchanting fragrance. Standing tall on slender stems above the foliage, these blooms, reaching up to 10 cm in diameter, are a testament to nature's artistry.

For those aspiring to cultivate the Cattleya percivaliana var. ‘tipo’ successfully, here are essential tips to ensure its optimal growth:

Light: Provide bright, filtered light for 4-6 hours daily to support robust growth and prolific blooming.

Temperature: Mimic the orchid's native habitat with temperatures between 15-24°C during the day and 12-15°C at night. Avoid extremes to maintain its health.

Watering: Strike a balance by watering thoroughly but infrequently. Allow the potting mix to slightly dry between waterings, using room temperature water to prevent root rot.

Humidity: Create a humid haven for your orchid with levels ranging from 50-70%. Use trays of water or a humidifier to enhance the surrounding humidity.

Fertilizer: During the growing season (spring and summer), apply a balanced fertilizer at a diluted concentration to prevent root damage and encourage steady growth.

Cattleya percivaliana var. ‘tipo’ is not just a plant; it's a commitment to a thriving ecosystem within your home or greenhouse. While primarily native to the northwestern mountains of Venezuela, this orchid has proven adaptable to diverse environments, including warm sea-level regions such as South Florida or Puerto Rico.

Typically growing as an epiphyte, this orchid may also be found lithophytically on rocky cliffs, basking in nearly full sun. Characterized by a modest height of around 10 inches, it boasts 2-6 flowers during autumn or winter, earning it the delightful moniker, the "Christmas Orchid."

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

With fuller and flatter flower forms compared to other labiate cattleyas, Cattleya percivaliana var. ‘tipo’ promises a visual spectacle, making it a cherished addition to any orchid enthusiast's collection. Embrace the joy of cultivating this exceptional orchid, and witness its annual bloom, bringing a touch of Christmas magic to your living space.

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