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Cattleya purpurata var. carnea

Cattleya purpurata var. carnea

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Introducing the stunning Cattleya purpurata var. carnea – a true Brazilian beauty that will captivate your senses with its exquisite appearance and delightful fragrance. This remarkable orchid variety boasts a resplendent pink lip that beautifully contrasts with its pristine white sepals and petals, making it an absolute showstopper in any orchid collection.

Key Features:

  • Flower Size: Medium to Large
  • Plant Size: Compact and Elegant
  • Fragrance: Anise-like aroma that fills your space with a delightful scent.
  • Bloom Season: Springtime is when this orchid graces you with its resplendent blossoms.
  • Color Palette: An enchanting blend of Pink, White, and Yellow hues.
  • Temperature Range: Cattleya purpurata var. carnea thrives in Cool to Warm conditions.
  • Light Requirements: This orchid prefers Medium to High light levels, making it versatile for a range of indoor environments.

Cultivation Tips:

Cattleya purpurata var. carnea is a relatively easy-to-grow orchid, making it a perfect choice for both beginners and seasoned enthusiasts. Here are some essential care guidelines to ensure its optimal health and blooming:

  1. Light: Provide your Cattleya purpurata var. carnea with medium to medium-bright light conditions. Bright, indirect sunlight is ideal, as it replicates its natural habitat.

  2. Temperature: Maintain a cool to warm environment to mimic its native Brazilian climate. Avoid extreme temperature fluctuations.

  3. Watering: While this orchid appreciates regular moisture, it's essential to reduce watering slightly during the winter months. Allow the top layer of the growing medium to dry out between waterings.

  4. Humidity: Cattleya purpurata var. carnea thrives in moderately humid conditions. Consider using a humidity tray or a humidifier to create a suitable environment.

  5. Potting Medium: Use a well-draining orchid mix to ensure proper aeration of the roots.

  6. Fertilization: Feed your orchid with a balanced orchid fertilizer regularly during the growing season (spring and summer). Reduce or cease fertilization during the dormant winter months.

  7. Repotting: Repot your orchid every few years or when the growing medium breaks down. Choose a pot that provides ample space for the roots to grow.

Cattleya purpurata var. carnea holds a special place in the hearts of Cattleya and Laelia enthusiasts, as it is one of the most beloved and popular color types among orchid aficionados. Its large, showy flowers and captivating fragrance are sure to elevate your orchid collection to new heights.

This is a near blooming size in a 4" clay pot, newly repotted, about 2 to 3 years to blooming size, grown from seed, limited!

Intriguingly, Cattleya purpurata var. carnea also plays a significant role in the history of orchid hybridization, serving as an ancestor to many of the exquisite hybrids cherished by orchid growers today. Don't miss out on the opportunity to own this iconic and captivating orchid variety. Bring a touch of Brazilian elegance and fragrance into your space with Cattleya purpurata var. carnea – a true gem among orchids.


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