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Cattleya warneri var. coerulea x Cattleya skinneri var. coerulea

Cattleya warneri var. coerulea x Cattleya skinneri var. coerulea

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Introducing the Exquisite Cattleya warneri var. coerulea x Cattleya skinneri var. coerulea Hybrid

Description:

Behold the stunning union of two coerulea species, the Cattleya warneri var. coerulea and the Cattleya skinneri var. coerulea, resulting in a mesmerizing primary hybrid. This magnificent orchid boasts a unique blend of characteristics that will captivate any orchid enthusiast.

Cattleya warneri var. coerulea:

Cattleya warneri var. coerulea is a captivating species, known for its enchanting large flowers drenched in light purple hues, accentuated by a deeper purple lip. But that's not all – it's a fragrant beauty that will fill your space with its delightful aroma. Unlike its close relative, Cattleya labiata, the warneri var. coerulea stands out with its larger, strongly fragrant flowers. What's more, this variety exhibits an extraordinary coerulea color form, characterized by its large fragrant flowers, extra-wide leaves, and robust nature.

Cattleya skinneri var. coerulea:

Originating from the lush, wet mountain forests of Central America, the skinneri var. coerulea is a compact species that bursts into bloom with enchanting lilac-blue flowers in the spring. These massive flowers boast a remarkable texture, and their funnel-like dark purple lips adorned with light blue veins make them a sight to behold. Notably, the skinneri var. coerulea is esteemed as the national flower of Costa Rica, known locally as "guaria morada."

Cultivation Tips:

Cattleya warneri var. coerulea x Cattleya skinneri var. coerulea thrive in conditions that mimic their natural habitats:

  1. Temperature: Maintain daytime temperatures between 70-80°F (21-27°C) and slightly cooler nights to replicate the temperature fluctuations they experience in their native environments.

  2. Light Level: Provide bright, filtered light. Protect them from direct sunlight, especially during the hottest parts of the day.

  3. Watering: Allow the orchid to dry slightly between waterings. Water sparingly during the dormant season.

  4. Humidity: These species prefer higher humidity levels, around 50-70%. Consider using a humidity tray or a humidifier to create the ideal environment.

  5. Fertilization: Use a balanced orchid fertilizer at half strength during the growing season (spring and summer).

  6. Potting Medium: Choose a well-draining orchid mix or medium suitable for epiphytic orchids.

  7. Flowering Season: Expect the beautiful blooms to grace your space in the spring. Enjoy the anticipation as the plant matures and produces spikes adorned with multiple flowers.

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

The coerulea form is an exceedingly rare gem among these species, making this primary hybrid cross even more special. With proper care, you can look forward to a spectacular display of these remarkable coerulea orchids. Embrace the element of surprise as you witness the breathtaking blooms resulting from this extraordinary union. Elevate your orchid collection with the Cattleya warneri var. coerulea x Cattleya skinneri var. coerulea hybrid – a true testament to the beauty of nature.

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