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Catasetinae Alliance: Cycnoches pentadactylon

Catasetinae Alliance: Cycnoches pentadactylon

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Introducing the Cycnoches pentadactylon - a captivating orchid species hailing from the lush landscapes of Brazil and Peru. This remarkable plant is renowned for its enchanting fragrance and distinctive growth patterns that make it a true gem for any orchid enthusiast.

Native Elegance: Cycnoches pentadactylon, also known as the "Five-Fingered Swan Orchid," graces us with its presence in the Amazon basin, thriving amidst the wet montane forests at altitudes ranging from 750 to 1000 meters. With its epiphytic nature, this medium-sized wonder adds a touch of tropical allure to your indoor garden.

Growth and Appearance: The Cycnoches pentadactylon features a fusiform pseudobulb enveloped by imbricate leaf-bearing sheaths, giving it a unique and captivating appearance. Its deciduous, elliptic, petiolate, and acuminate leaves add to its visual charm. During the spring and summer months, this remarkable plant produces delicate and fragrant flowers.

Floral Beauty: The flowers of the Cycnoches pentadactylon are a sight to behold, with a stunning size of up to 4 inches (10 cm) across. These ethereal blooms boast shades of green, white, and burgundy, creating an exquisite display of colors in your garden. Moreover, their sweet fragrance adds an intoxicating allure to any space.

Growth Cycle: As a cyclical orchid, the Cycnoches pentadactylon undergoes a fascinating growth cycle. After blooming, the plant gracefully sheds its leaves, leaving behind the pseudobulbs. From the base of these pseudobulbs, new growths emerge, ensuring that your orchid remains a perpetual source of beauty and fascination.

Cultivation Tips:

  • Temperature: This orchid thrives in intermediate to warm conditions, replicating its natural habitat.
  • Light: Provide medium to high light levels to encourage healthy growth and flowering.
  • Bloom Season: Be prepared to witness the splendid blossoms during spring, summer, and fall.
  • Growth Types: You may encounter single growths with a starter bulb and a mature bulb, or double growths featuring a starter bulb and two additional bulbs. Each growth stage adds its unique charm to the plant's aesthetic.

Blooming Calendar: Depending on its growing conditions, the Cycnoches pentadactylon can grace your space with its exquisite blooms at various times throughout the year, ensuring a continuous spectacle of floral beauty.

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

Elevate your indoor garden with the allure of the Cycnoches pentadactylon. Its mesmerizing fragrance, captivating growth cycle, and remarkable appearance make it a must-have addition for orchid enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. Bring a piece of the Amazon basin into your home with this extraordinary orchid.

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