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Cattleya tenebrosa var. 'Palmetto Gem' AM x var. 'Maria Fumacea' HCC

Cattleya tenebrosa var. 'Palmetto Gem' AM x var. 'Maria Fumacea' HCC

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Introducing the exquisite Cattleya tenebrosa 'Palmetto Gem' AM x 'Maria Fumacea' HCC, a stunning orchid hybrid that showcases the captivating beauty of the Cattleya tenebrosa species. This particular variety, known for its honey gold coloration, is a sight to behold and will undoubtedly become the centerpiece of any orchid collection.

Native to Brazil and unfortunately almost extinct in its natural habitat, Cattleya tenebrosa 'Palmetto Gem' AM x 'Maria Fumacea' HCC requires specific care to thrive and flourish. Providing bright light is essential for these orchids, so place them in a location that receives ample sunlight or consider using artificial grow lights to supplement their light requirements. Additionally, maintaining high humidity levels and ensuring good air circulation are crucial for their overall well-being.

To create an optimal growing environment, it is recommended to cultivate Cattleya tenebrosa 'Palmetto Gem' AM x 'Maria Fumacea' HCC in an open and fast-draining growing medium. Coarse bark  can be excellent choices to allow proper water drainage and prevent the roots from becoming waterlogged. Consider using a container or mounting the orchid on a wooden basket, cork slab, or driftwood to facilitate quick drying of the roots.

It's worth noting that prolonged exposure to wet conditions can lead to root rot, so it's essential to ensure the roots dry out between waterings. Monitoring the moisture levels of the growing medium and adjusting watering frequency accordingly is crucial for the orchid's health.

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

To add an extra touch of uniqueness, this orchid was grown from seed, making it a limited edition plant that will add rarity and exclusivity to your collection. Don't miss the opportunity to own this extraordinary Cattleya tenebrosa 'Palmetto Gem' AM x 'Maria Fumacea' HCC orchid and experience the joy of nurturing and witnessing its breathtaking blooms. Order yours today and embark on a rewarding journey into the captivating world of orchid cultivation!

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