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Cattleya schroederae x Brassavola digbyana

Cattleya schroederae x Brassavola digbyana

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Introducing the captivating offspring of two orchid titans: the Cattleya schroederae x Brassavola digbyana primary hybrid. This exquisite fusion promises a symphony of beauty and fragrance, making it a must-have for any orchid enthusiast.

From the esteemed lineage of Cattleya schroederae emerges a floral masterpiece. Picture five-inch blooms in the softest hues of pale pink, adorned with a mesmerizing mango-colored lip. But it's not just its appearance that captivates; the fragrance of this rarity is unparalleled, evoking images of tropical paradise. In a world where Cattleya schroederae is becoming increasingly elusive, this hybrid offers a precious opportunity to behold its splendor.

On the other side of this botanical equation stands the Brassavola digbyana, known for its compact stature and remarkable blooms. Imagine star-shaped flowers, spanning five to six inches, resplendent in bright shades of green and white. What's more, their citrusy perfume, wafting through the night air, adds an enchanting allure to any garden or indoor space.

Now, envision the culmination of these botanical wonders in a single plant. The Cattleya schroederae x Brassavola digbyana hybrid inherits the best of both parents, boasting large, exotic blossoms with a delightful fusion of colors and fragrances. With its ability to flower in late winter to early spring, it brings a touch of tropical elegance to even the coldest months.

Indulge in the allure of the unexpected with this rare and elusive primary hybrid, the Cattleya schroederae x Brassavola digbyana. With no photos of the offspring available, each bloom becomes a delightful surprise, adding a touch of mystery and anticipation to your orchid growing experience. After all, who doesn't love a bit of surprise in their lives?

This unique and hard-to-find hybrid is a true gem for collectors and enthusiasts alike. Its rarity adds to its allure, making it a prized addition to any orchid collection. Whether you're a seasoned collector or just starting your orchid journey, this hybrid promises to captivate with its beauty and intrigue.

Indulge in the beauty of your Cattleya schroederae x Brassavola digbyana hybrid with these essential cultivating tips to ensure its health and vibrancy:
  1. Lighting: Provide bright, filtered light to mimic its natural habitat. Avoid direct sunlight, especially during the hottest parts of the day, as it can scorch the leaves.

  2. Temperature: Aim for daytime temperatures between 70-85°F (21-29°C) and slightly cooler nights. These orchids thrive in a moderate to warm climate, so maintain consistent temperatures to encourage healthy growth.

  3. Humidity: Cattleyas appreciate humidity levels between 50-70%. If your environment is dry, consider using a humidifier or placing the plant on a tray filled with water and pebbles to increase moisture levels.

  4. Watering: Water your hybrid thoroughly when the potting medium approaches dryness, typically every 5-7 days during the growing season. Allow excess water to drain freely to prevent root rot, but avoid letting the roots sit in standing water.

  5. Potting Medium: Use a well-draining orchid mix consisting of bark, perlite, and sphagnum moss. Repot your hybrid every 1-2 years to refresh the medium and prevent compaction.

  6. Fertilizing: Feed your Cattleya with a balanced orchid fertilizer diluted to half strength every 2-4 weeks during the growing season. Reduce or suspend fertilization during the dormant period to avoid overfeeding.

  7. Air Circulation: Ensure adequate air circulation around the plant to prevent fungal and bacterial diseases. Use a small fan to improve airflow, especially in humid environments.

  8. Blooming: Encourage blooming by providing a slight drop in nighttime temperatures (around 10-15°F or 5-8°C) for several weeks during the fall. This temperature differential mimics their natural growing conditions and stimulates flower production.

By following these tips, you'll create an optimal environment for your Cattleya schroederae x Brassavola digbyana hybrid to thrive and reward you with its stunning blooms and captivating fragrance. Enjoy the journey of nurturing this botanical treasure and witnessing its beauty unfold.

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

Whether you're a seasoned collector or an aspiring orchid aficionado, this hybrid is sure to impress with its rarity, beauty, and intoxicating aroma. Don't miss your chance to welcome this botanical marvel into your home or garden and experience the magic of nature's creations firsthand. So, are you ready to embrace the unexpected and welcome this extraordinary orchid hybrid into your collection? Get ready to be enchanted by its mystery and dazzled by its blossoms. With the Cattleya schroederae x Brassavola digbyana, every bloom is a delightful surprise waiting to unfold.

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