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Cattleya leopoldii var. tipo x Cattleya dowiana var. aurea

Cattleya leopoldii var. tipo x Cattleya dowiana var. aurea

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Introducing the Exquisite Cattleya tigrina x Cattleya aurea Hybrid Orchid!

Do you love Surprises? Look no further than our Cattleya tigrina x Cattleya aurea hybrid orchid. This stunning orchid is a result of combining the enchanting Cattleya tigrina with the captivating Cattleya aurea, resulting in a plant that boasts the best of both worlds. With its mesmerizing characteristics and relatively easy care requirements, this hybrid orchid is sure to be the centerpiece of your orchid collection.

Cattleya tigrina is renowned for its highly fragrant blossoms that hail from the vibrant landscapes of Brazil. When mature, it generously adorns itself with inflorescences that can hold over thirty flowers each! These exquisite blooms range from deep burgundy to rich chocolate hues and are often adorned with captivating mahogany spots.

To ensure your Cattleya tigrina x Cattleya aurea hybrid thrives and blooms its best, follow these essential cultivating tips:

Light and Temperature: Place your orchid in a spot with bright, indirect light. It thrives in temperatures ranging from 60°F to 80°F (15°C to 27°C), mirroring its Brazilian roots.

Watering: Water your orchid thoroughly and allow the roots to slightly dry between waterings. Avoid overwatering, as excessive moisture can lead to root rot.

Humidity: This Brazilian beauty prefers moderate to high humidity levels. Create the ideal environment by using a humidity tray or a humidifier.

Fertilization: Feed your orchid with a balanced orchid fertilizer at half strength every two weeks during the growing season. Reduce feeding during the resting phase.

Potting and Repotting: Repot your orchid every two years using a well-draining orchid mix. Wait until the plant finishes blooming before repotting. It's worth noting that the Cattleya aurea form typically has larger flowers than standard dowiana.

Cattleya dowiana aurea variety of this hybrid orchid prefers a bit more shade than most Cattleya, especially during the summer months. In the winter, it enters a semi-dormant phase and requires less water and no fertilizer.

This medium-sized, cool to warm growing epiphytic orchid will delight your senses with its show-stopping 6" flowers. These vibrant blossoms boast bright, striped red lips and carry a delightful vanilla scent. They bloom in the spring and summer and can last for several weeks, gracing your space with their beauty and fragrance.

Cattleya dowiana is known for its ease of care, making it suitable for orchid enthusiasts of all levels. Here are some care guidelines:

Light and Temperature: Provide bright, indirect light, and maintain temperatures between 60-85°F (15-29°C).

Watering: Water once a week, allowing the substrate to dry slightly between waterings to prevent root rot.

Fertilization: Feed every two weeks during the growing season to support healthy growth and vibrant blooms.

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

Are you a fan of surprises? With this primary hybrid between Cattleya tigrina var. tipo and Cattleya dowiana var. aurea, get ready to experience the enchantment of its large, intriguing blooms. These blossoms can display a range of colors, from deep burgundy to rich chocolate hues, often adorned with captivating mahogany spots, or even delightful golden-yellow tones. Not only are these flowers visually stunning, but they also carry a delightful fragrance that will surely captivate your senses. Don't miss out on this exceptional orchid; order yours today and let its allure brighten your space!

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