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Cattleya schilleriana var. coerulea 'Verde'

Cattleya schilleriana var. coerulea 'Verde'

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Introducing the elusive and enchanting Cattleya schilleriana var. coerulea 'verde,' a rare variant that captivates with its unique features. This small-growing member of the bifoliate tribe of cattleyas is a true gem for orchid enthusiasts, showcasing two leaves on each pseudobulb.

Mature plants of Cattleya schilleriana 'verde' stand at a modest 6 to 8 inches tall, yet they make a bold statement with individual flowers measuring approximately 4 inches across. Witness the magic of nature as each well-grown plant boasts four to six flowers per inflorescence, creating a captivating display.

The flowers of Cattleya schilleriana 'verde' are a sensory delight. With a delicious fragrance that permeates the air, the waxy petals and sepals showcase varying shades of green, adorned with intensely colored spots. The visual symphony is elevated by the most striking feature – the lip. A perfect canvas of white with rich coerulea and yellow striations, the lip spans an impressive 2 inches across on prime specimens.

This rare variant demands attention from across the room, thanks to its brilliant rich lip that invites onlookers to explore further. Upon closer inspection, the glossy sheen of the petals, the exotic spotting, and the abundance of flowers reveal a true masterpiece of nature. Cattleya schilleriana 'verde' is not just an orchid; it's a work of art that mesmerizes the senses.

Cultivating this rare beauty requires a delicate touch and attention to detail. Provide a well-draining orchid mix to mimic its natural epiphytic habitat. Keep the plant in bright, indirect light, protecting it from harsh midday sun. Maintain a consistent watering schedule, allowing the growing medium to dry slightly between waterings. Ensure a humid environment, especially during the growing season.

This is a blooming size in a 4" clay pot, about 1 to 2 years to bloom, grown from seed, limited!

With patience and care, you can be rewarded with the breathtaking sight and intoxicating fragrance of Cattleya schilleriana var. coerulea 'verde,' a botanical treasure that is as rare as it is magnificent. Don't miss the opportunity to add this jewel to your collection – a true testament to the wonders of nature.

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