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Cattleya Cattlianthe Chocolate Drop 'Kodama'

Cattleya Cattlianthe Chocolate Drop 'Kodama'

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Introducing the exquisite Cattlianthe Chocolate Drop 'Kodama,' a captivating standard-size fall-blooming Cattleya orchid that is sure to add a touch of elegance to any orchid enthusiast's collection. This orchid is a remarkable primary hybrid resulting from the fusion of the renowned Cattleya guttata and the vibrant Guarianthe aurantiaca.

Cattlianthe Chocolate Drop 'Kodama' boasts stunning clusters of shiny, waxy blooms in a deep, rich red hue with a striking yellow center. Each flower, measuring approximately 3" across, features petals adorned with shades of dark red and burgundy, creating a captivating contrast. The throat of the blooms starts as a vibrant yellow, gracefully blending into the deep red tones as it progresses outwards.

Cultivating Tips: Cattlianthe Chocolate Drop 'Kodama' thrives in conditions that mimic its native habitats. Here are some essential cultivating tips to ensure the optimal growth and blooming of this extraordinary orchid:

  1. Light: Provide bright, filtered light to mimic its natural habitat. Avoid direct sunlight, especially during the hottest parts of the day.

  2. Temperature: Maintain a temperature range between 60°F to 75°F (15°C to 24°C) during the day, with a slight drop at night to promote flowering.

  3. Humidity: Cattlianthe Chocolate Drop 'Kodama' prefers high humidity levels. Aim for around 50-70% humidity in its environment.

  4. Watering: Keep the growing medium consistently moist but not waterlogged. Allow the top layer of the medium to dry out before watering again.

  5. Fertilization: Use a balanced orchid fertilizer regularly during the growing season. Reduce fertilization during the dormant period.

About Cattleya guttata: Cattleya guttata, one of the parent species of Cattlianthe Chocolate Drop 'Kodama,' is known for its vibrant and showy flowers. Native to Brazil, these orchids typically feature large, bold blooms with a diverse range of colors and patterns, making them a popular choice among orchid enthusiasts.

About Guarianthe aurantiaca: Guarianthe aurantiaca, the other parent of Cattlianthe Chocolate Drop 'Kodama,' is recognized for its brilliant orange and yellow flowers. Originating from Central America, this species is prized for its vibrant coloration and robust growth habits, contributing to the unique characteristics of the hybrid offspring.

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

Not only is Cattlianthe Chocolate Drop 'Kodama' visually enchanting, but it also delights the senses with a delightful fragrance. The scent can be described as a harmonious blend of citrus notes, jasmine, and a subtle gardenia undertone, making it a truly sensory experience for orchid enthusiasts.

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