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Vanda Alliance: Gastrochilus patinatus var. alba

Vanda Alliance: Gastrochilus patinatus var. alba

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Introducing Gastrochilus patinatus var. alba, a stunning miniature orchid species originating from the lush landscapes of Malaysia, Borneo, and New Guinea. Renowned for its vibrant clusters of yellow flowers adorned with delicate white lips, this varietal captivates with its elegance and charm. What sets Gastrochilus patinatus var. alba apart is its distinct absence of cherry-colored spots, making it a unique addition to any orchid collection.

With its ease of cultivation and exceptional blooming capabilities, Gastrochilus patinatus var. alba is a delightful choice for both seasoned orchid enthusiasts and beginners alike. Belonging to the genus Gastrochilus, which boasts approximately 52 species of miniature monopodial orchids, this variety is a close relative of vandas and exhibits similarities to little phalaenopsis or Aerangis orchids.

For optimal growth and flourishing blooms, we recommend cultivating Gastrochilus patinatus var. alba in a mounted position, allowing ample air circulation and mimicking its natural habitat. While it can be grown in pots using a loose mix, mounting offers superior results. Regular watering is essential for these orchids as they lack significant water storage organs and dislike prolonged dryness. However, it's crucial to avoid waterlogging, as excessive moisture can lead to root rot.

This is a blooming size in a 3" pot, about 1 to 2 years to bloom, grown from seed, limited!

In terms of environmental preferences, Gastrochilus patinatus var. alba thrives in intermediate to warm temperatures, making it adaptable to various indoor conditions. While they can tolerate lower light levels, providing adequate light ensures robust growth and abundant flowering. With proper care and attention, this remarkable orchid species will reward you with its graceful beauty and enchanting blooms, elevating any space with its presence.

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