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Cattleya porphyroglossa 'Pedro' x 'Tombos'

Cattleya porphyroglossa 'Pedro' x 'Tombos'

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Introducing the Exquisite Cattleya porphyroglossa 'Pedro' x 'Tombos': A Rare Brazilian Beauty!

Are you a true orchid enthusiast, always on the hunt for unique and rare species to add to your collection? Look no further! Our Cattleya porphyroglossa 'Pedro' x 'Tombos' is a true gem, a Brazilian epiphytic species that is incredibly hard to find and seldom seen in cultivation. With its captivating long-lasting, strongly fragrant flowers, this orchid is sure to be the prized centerpiece of your collection.

This stunning beauty boasts large, olive-colored flowers adorned with mesmerizing red spotting at the segment tips, beautifully complemented by a regal purple lip. The allure of this orchid is further enhanced by its bifoliate nature, with cylindrical, laterally compressed pseudobulbs that carry two apical, ellipic, and coriaceous leaves.

Cattleya porphyroglossa 'Pedro' x 'Tombos' hails from the lush landscapes of Brazil, where it thrives in hot to cool climates, making it adaptable to a range of growing conditions. As an epiphytic species, it prefers to grow low on trees near water, just like its natural habitat. Its ability to flourish in such unique conditions adds to the charm of cultivating this rare gem.

With a blooming period in the spring and summer, you'll eagerly anticipate the arrival of the enchanting, long-lived inflorescence. The terminal inflorescence, reaching up to 4 inches in length, boasts several show-stopping flowers that are a true feast for the senses. The flowers are not only visually captivating but also emit a strong, alluring fragrance that will fill your space with a delightful aroma.

For enthusiasts seeking to create a captivating orchid display, Cattleya porphyroglossa 'Pedro' x 'Tombos' is often found in nature alongside the exquisite Cattleya harrisoniana. Pairing these two extraordinary orchids together will undoubtedly create an awe-inspiring and visually stunning spectacle.

Due to its rarity, acquiring the Cattleya porphyroglossa 'Pedro' x 'Tombos' is a special opportunity that shouldn't be missed. The unique combination of beauty, fragrance, and scarcity makes this Brazilian species a true collector's dream.

Cultivating tips:

  1. Light: Provide bright, indirect light similar to its natural habitat, but avoid direct sunlight that may scorch the leaves.
  2. Temperature: Maintain a temperature range from hot to cool, with good air circulation to mimic its native environment.
  3. Watering: Keep the growing medium consistently moist but not soggy. During the growing season, water more frequently, and reduce watering during the dormant period.
  4. Humidity: Maintain high humidity levels, especially if you live in a dry climate. Regular misting can help replicate its natural conditions.
  5. Fertilization: Use a balanced orchid fertilizer to promote healthy growth and flowering. Feed the plant during the active growth period.
  6. Potting: Use a well-draining orchid mix to prevent waterlogged roots, and repot when necessary, typically after flowering or when the potting medium starts to break down.

This is a blooming size in a 4" clay pot, about 1 to 2 years to bloom, recovering from transport and developing new growth, there are some cosmetic and mechanical damage on leaves due to transport. Grown from Seed! Limited! 

Experience the wonder of the Cattleya porphyroglossa 'Pedro' x 'Tombos' in your own collection and relish the joy of cultivating this rare and exceptional Brazilian treasure. With its enduring beauty and intoxicating fragrance, this orchid is bound to be the highlight of any orchid enthusiast's journey. Don't miss the chance to add this gem to your collection today!

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