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Cattleya violacea var. semi alba

Cattleya violacea var. semi alba

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Introducing the exquisite Cattleya violacea var. semi alba, a captivating orchid species native to the lush lowland rainforests of the Amazon and Orinoco river basins. Renowned as the most widespread among all Cattleya species in its natural habitat, this orchid graces its surroundings with unparalleled beauty and fragrance. Cultivated with care, this orchid is a testament to the rich biodiversity found in Colombia, Venezuela, the Guianas, Amazonas state of Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, and Ecuador.

Key Features:

  • Fragrance: Immerse yourself in the alluring scent emitted by the Cattleya violacea var. semi alba, adding a sensory dimension to your orchid collection.

  • Size and Growth: This orchid is a small to medium-sized, hot to warm growing, ascending, bifoliate epiphyte. Its clavate, slightly compressed, elongate pseudobulbs give it a unique visual appeal.

  • Blooms: Prepare to be enchanted by the mesmerizing display of four to five flowers on a single inflorescence. The striking color of the flowers is truly a sight to behold.

Cultivation Tips:

  1. Light Requirements: Provide your Cattleya violacea var. semi alba with medium light conditions to ensure optimal growth. Avoid exposing it to direct sunlight, as its natural habitat consists of trees along rivers where they receive filtered light.

  2. Growing Medium: Cultivate this orchid in a well-drained mix to simulate its native rainforest environment. A mixture of orchid bark, sphagnum moss, and perlite is recommended to maintain the necessary balance of moisture and aeration.

  3. Temperature and Humidity: Mimic the orchid's native climate by maintaining a warm to hot environment with consistent humidity. This species thrives in conditions where heat and moisture are present year-round.

  4. Flowering Frequency: Enjoy the beauty of white 4" flat flowers adorned with varying degrees of magenta flares and a darker lip. Typically, each robust inflorescence produces 3 to 6 flowers, creating a stunning visual spectacle.

  5. Quality Cross: Our Cattleya violacea var. semi alba is a result of a meticulous cross, utilizing superior tetraploid parents. This ensures the quality and robustness of each plant, guaranteeing a flourishing addition to your orchid collection.

This is a blooming size in a 5" pot, about 1 to 2 years to bloom. Grown from Seed! Limited!

Embrace the allure of the Cattleya violacea var. semi alba, a testament to the natural wonders of the South American rainforests. Elevate your orchid cultivation experience with this fragrant and visually striking species, carefully cultivated for enthusiasts who appreciate the extraordinary.

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