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Cattleya wittigiana var. brevipendunculata

Cattleya wittigiana var. brevipendunculata

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Introducing the Cattleya wittigiana var. brevipendunculata – a true horticultural gem, a miniature masterpiece from the orchid world. Known for its enchanting and vibrant pink to fuchsia flowers, this orchid variety is sure to captivate the hearts of both novice and experienced orchid enthusiasts.

Originating from the picturesque landscapes of Minas Gerais State in Brazil, the Cattleya wittigiana var. brevipendunculata is a Brazilian epiphytic (tree-growing) marvel, occasionally found nestled among rocks (lithophytic). This miniature orchid exhibits the grace and charm characteristic of the Cattleya genus, despite its diminutive stature. 

Small-leafed plants with comparatively huge large flowers, striking blooms, this orchid variety is sure to make a statement in any orchid collection. What makes it even more enticing is its cool tolerance, making it a suitable choice for those who cherish the rare and exotic in their homes.

Cultivation Tips:

1. Growing Environment: Cattleya wittigiana var. brevipendunculata thrives in a cool to intermediate climate, ideally between 14 and 20 degrees Celsius. This is perfect for individuals living in regions with milder winters or for those with access to climate-controlled indoor environments.

2. Light: Provide bright, indirect light to mimic its natural habitat, where it often clings to trees or grows on rocks. Avoid direct sunlight, as it can scorch the delicate foliage.

3. Watering: Water your orchid once or twice a week, ensuring that it doesn't sit in standing water. These plants appreciate good humidity levels, so misting your orchid occasionally can help create the ideal environment. When potted, a small clay pot with a well-draining mix of granite, bark, or sphagnum moss is recommended to maintain proper moisture levels.

4. Fertilization: During the active growth period, typically in the summer months, use a low-concentration orchid fertilizer to nourish your Cattleya. This will help encourage healthy growth and vibrant blooms.

5. Mounting Option: For a truly enchanting display, consider mounting your orchid on a cork slab. This not only mimics its natural habitat but also allows for better air circulation around the roots.

6. Flowering: This miniature jewel blooms in the late winter and spring, gracing you with a delightful display of vivid flowers. The inflorescences are upright and present solitary to three vibrant blooms, adding a pop of color and elegance to your space.

This particular batch of Cattleya wittigiana var. brevipendunculata may exhibit colors leaning more towards the stunning red tones, making it a unique and eye-catching addition to your orchid collection. Its upright, sympodial growth habit makes it an ideal candidate for showcasing its vibrant flowers.

This is a miniature blooming size mounted in a plastic orchid mount, about 1 to 2 years to bloom, gown from seed, Limited! developing a new growth! 

Indulge in the beauty of the Cattleya wittigiana var. brevipendunculata, a miniature orchid that embodies the essence of Brazilian flora. With its remarkable cool tolerance, captivating blossoms, and adaptability to various growing conditions, this orchid is a true botanical treasure. Elevate your orchid collection with this splendid addition and let its enchanting presence grace your home.

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