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Oncidium Alliance - Colmanara Massai Red 'Splash'

Oncidium Alliance - Colmanara Massai Red 'Splash'

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Introducing the Colmanara Massai 'Red Splash,' an exquisite orchid hybrid born from the union of Rhynchostele bictoniensis and Oncidium cariniferum. This captivating orchid showcases dark red maroon to almost black waxy flowers that steal the spotlight with their deep mahogany petals and sepals. The striking ruby red lip, adorned with a dark pink and white splash, adds a touch of elegance to this exceptional bloom.

Known for its ease of cultivation, the Colmanara Massai 'Red Splash' is a must-have for orchid enthusiasts. Its vibrant flowers, measuring 2.5 to 3 inches, appear in clusters of 10 to 20 on each spike, creating a mesmerizing display that lasts an impressive 2 to 3 months. With the potential for twice-yearly flowering, this orchid promises an extended period of beauty and joy.

Colmanara Massai 'Red Splash' is similar to

Colmanara Massai ‘Red’, but differing in the coloration of the flower. Sepals and petals dark red, somewhat speckled. Lip white at the margin becoming darker maroon red towards isthmus, with a reticulate dark red veined pattern in between.

The unique coloration and patterns on the petals and sepals, coupled with the distinct shape of the lip, enhance the overall allure of this captivating orchid. Whether you're a seasoned orchid collector or a beginner, the Colmanara Massai 'Red Splash' adds a touch of sophistication to any space.

Cultivating this orchid is a joy, and here are some tips to ensure its optimal growth:

Light: Provide bright, indirect light for the Colmanara Massai 'Red Splash.' Ideal conditions include a medium to high light environment, such as an east or west-facing window with some shading during the hottest hours of the day.

Temperature: Maintain warm temperatures ranging from 65°F to 80°F (18°C to 27°C) during the day, with a slight drop at night to stimulate blooming.

Humidity: This orchid thrives in moderate to high humidity levels, around 50-70%. Consider using a humidifier or misting the plant regularly to create the ideal environment.

Watering: Water the orchid thoroughly when the potting mix is almost dry. Ensure good drainage to prevent waterlogging of the roots.

Potting Mix: Use a well-draining orchid mix composed of bark, perlite, and charcoal for optimal growth. Repot the Colmanara Massai 'Red Splash' every 1-2 years or when the potting medium starts to break down.

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

Bring the allure of the Colmanara Massai 'Red Splash' into your home and enjoy the beauty and sophistication it adds to your orchid collection. In addition to its mesmerizing beauty, it's essential to note that the Colmanara Massai 'Red Splash' is a rare and sought-after variation. The captivating variation in color, featuring dark red maroon to almost black waxy flowers with a striking ruby red lip, is a rarity among orchids. Orchid enthusiasts and collectors often find this particular variation hard to come by, making the Colmanara Massai 'Red Splash' an exquisite and exclusive addition to any orchid collection.

This rarity adds an extra layer of allure, making the orchid even more coveted among enthusiasts who appreciate the unique and exceptional qualities of this particular hybrid. As you cultivate and showcase the Colmanara Massai 'Red Splash,' you'll not only enjoy its stunning visual display but also take pride in owning a rare gem that stands out in the world of orchids.

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