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Cattleya schofieldiana 'Green Goddess' x 'Jolly Green Giant' FCC/AOS

Cattleya schofieldiana 'Green Goddess' x 'Jolly Green Giant' FCC/AOS

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Introducing the mesmerizing Cattleya schofieldiana 'Green Goddess' x 'Jolly Green Giant', a captivating orchid native to the lush landscapes of Brazil. This exquisite species thrives in the wild, often found gracefully adorning trees or nestled amidst rocky slope faces, with roots delicately intertwining among mosses and lichens, extending up to 12 to 18 inches in its natural habitat.

'Bifoliate' in nature, this orchid boasts striking features, with flower sizes reaching up to 4 inches. Each stem bears between two to five flowers, showcasing a unique green-yellow hue adorned with dense maroon spotting on its petals and sepals. The pièce de résistance lies in its distinct purple or magenta lip, adorned with numerous hairy protrusions and delicate white margins, adding a touch of ethereal beauty to any setting.

Embracing the warmth of summer, Cattleya schofieldiana 'Green Goddess' x 'Jolly Green Giant' flourishes best in intermediate to warm growing temperatures. Its dark flowers and wavy petals render it a captivating conversation piece, inviting admiration and awe from all who behold its splendor.

Formerly regarded as a variety of Cattleya granulosa, this species boasts a unique bloom season, gracing us with its magnificence in the summer months rather than the typical spring bloom. Cultivating this divine orchid is a delight, requiring nothing out of the ordinary culturally. With no distinctive rest period, it offers a continuous display of its enchanting blooms, making it a cherished addition to any orchid enthusiast's collection.

Cultivating Cattleya schofieldiana 'Green Goddess' x 'Jolly Green Giant' can be a rewarding experience, allowing you to enjoy the beauty of its exquisite blooms with proper care and attention. Here are some tips to help you cultivate this captivating orchid:

Light: Provide bright, indirect light for optimum growth. Cattleya schofieldiana thrives in well-lit conditions but should be shielded from direct sunlight, especially during the hottest parts of the day.

Temperature: Maintain intermediate to warm temperatures for this orchid to flourish. Daytime temperatures between 70°F to 85°F (21°C to 29°C) and nighttime temperatures around 60°F to 65°F (15°C to 18°C) are ideal. Ensure a slight drop in temperature at night to mimic its natural habitat.

Humidity: Keep humidity levels moderate to high, around 50% to 70%. You can achieve this by placing the orchid on a humidity tray filled with water and pebbles or by using a humidifier in the growing area.

Watering: Water Cattleya schofieldiana thoroughly when the potting medium approaches dryness. Allow excess water to drain freely to prevent waterlogged roots, which can lead to rot. During the growing season, typically spring to fall, water more frequently, and reduce watering slightly during the winter months.

Potting Medium: Use a well-draining orchid mix, such as bark or sphagnum moss, to provide ample aeration to the roots. Repot the orchid every one to two years to refresh the potting medium and prevent overcrowding of roots.

Fertilization: Feed Cattleya schofieldiana with a balanced orchid fertilizer diluted to half-strength during the growing season. Apply fertilizer every two to three weeks to promote healthy growth and vibrant blooms. Reduce fertilization frequency during the winter months.

Air Circulation: Ensure good air circulation around the orchid to prevent the development of fungal diseases and to promote healthy growth. Use a small fan to gently circulate air in the growing area.

Blooming: Cattleya schofieldiana typically blooms in the summer months. Provide a slight drop in temperature during the fall to encourage flower spike initiation. Once flower spikes develop, avoid moving the orchid to ensure uninterrupted blooming.

By following these cultivating tips, you can nurture your Cattleya schofieldiana 'Green Goddess' x 'Jolly Green Giant' to thrive and flourish, rewarding you with its breathtaking beauty season after season.

This is a near blooming size in a 4“ pot about 2 to 3 years to bloom, grown from seed, limited

Elevate your space with the enchanting allure of Cattleya schofieldiana 'Green Goddess' x 'Jolly Green Giant', a botanical masterpiece that embodies nature's grace and beauty in every delicate petal. Cultivate this captivating orchid, and let its timeless elegance inspire wonder and admiration in your home or garden.

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