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Cattleya Guarianthe hennisiana var. tipo

Cattleya Guarianthe hennisiana var. tipo

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Introducing the captivating Guarianthe hennisiana var. tipo, or Guarianthe patinii var. tipo, is a very rare gem hailing from the lush forests of Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, and Trinidad and Tobago. This epiphytic wonder thrives in the balmy embrace of elevations ranging from 30 to 800 meters, gracing its habitat with its petite stature and exquisite blooms.

Plant Size & Features: Embodying elegance in a small package, Guarianthe hennisiana var. tipo boasts caespitose growth, presenting short, fusiform pseudobulbs adorned with two elliptic to oblong, fleshy leaves. Its compact form and ribbed pseudobulbs make it a delightful addition to any orchid collection, offering a touch of tropical allure.

Flower Delicacy: Adorned with nature's finest artistry, the flowers of Guarianthe hennisiana var. tipo are a testament to its understated beauty. Nestled atop 3-inch (7.5 cm) long flower stems, these delicate blooms grace the observer with their presence in fall, adorning each racemose inflorescence with between 4 to 8 exquisite flowers. As new growth matures, prepare to be enchanted by this floral spectacle.

Cultivation Tips: To cultivate this botanical treasure, mimic its natural habitat by providing warm to hot temperatures. Embrace its epiphytic nature by allowing it to thrive in well-draining medium, preferably mounted on a suitable substrate. Provide ample humidity and indirect light to encourage healthy growth and prolific flowering.

A Rarity Unveiled: Guarianthe hennisiana var. tipo stands as a testament to nature's artistry, a lesser-known orchid species awaiting discovery by enthusiasts. Distinguished by its fall blooms, it offers a unique twist to the floral landscape, setting itself apart from its close relatives like Cattleya skinneri. Embrace the allure of rarity and add a touch of botanical sophistication to your collection with this extraordinary orchid.

This is a blooming size imported bare root orchid division; newly repotted in a 4" pot; about 1 to 2 years to bloom; Grown from seed; Limited!

Indulge in the allure of Guarianthe hennisiana var. tipo, a botanical treasure waiting to grace your space with its captivating presence. Unlock the secrets of this elusive orchid and embark on a journey of horticultural delight.

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