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Cattleya violacea var. semi alba ‘Icabaru-Monte Roraima' x var. semi alba flammea ‘Por de Sol'

Cattleya violacea var. semi alba ‘Icabaru-Monte Roraima' x var. semi alba flammea ‘Por de Sol'

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Cattleya violacea var. semi alba flamea: Cattleya violacea var. semi alba ‘Icabaru-Monte Roraima' x var. semi alba ‘Por de Sol' is a South American species. It produces pink splashed white-colored massive star-shaped flowers with an amazing texture.

Cattleya violacea is a species widely distributed across Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, and British Guiana, typically growing at elevations of 500 to 2300 feet. Its habitat has a similar climate throughout, with the plant frequently found on large horizontal branches near or over rivers, providing moisture even during the dry season.

These plants are usually 4 to 8 inches tall and produce 2-3 flowers per inflorescence, although up to 8 blooms may appear. With its fragrant and long-lasting flowers, Cattleya violacea is an attractive species.

When cultivating this species, it is recommended to maintain warm conditions with nighttime temperatures around 70F. Water frequently during active growth, allowing the roots to dry quickly. From December to March, the habitat experiences less rain, but extended periods of dryness should be avoided. Cattleya violacea can be grown mounted on cork or hardwood or potted with medium bark, preferably in terra cotta pots. Repotting should be done just as new growth begins.

Cattleya violacea, the most widespread species of all Cattleya orchids in the wild, is native to the lowland rainforests of the Amazon and Orinoco river basins. These orchids require heat and moisture year-round and typically grow on trees along rivers.

These plants can grow up to 8 inches tall and usually have 2-3 flowers, but some can have up to 8 on an inflorescence. The blooms are fragrant and long-lasting, making this species very attractive. To grow Cattleya violacea successfully, provide warm conditions (around 70F at night) and water often during active growth, allowing the roots to dry quickly. During December through March, when rainfall is less in their natural habitat, avoid leaving the plant dry for extended periods. They can be grown mounted on cork or hardwood, or in medium bark, such as terra cotta pots. Repot just as new growth begins.

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

These plants thrive in bright and warm/hot conditions with high humidity. They do well in the hot and humid Florida summer, especially when mounted on tree fern or driftwood. Water heavily during active growth, and mounted plants may require daily watering in the summer.

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