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Phalaenopsis venosa var. 'Red' - Mericlone

Phalaenopsis venosa var. 'Red' - Mericlone

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Introducing the exquisite Phalaenopsis venosa 'Red' – a truly remarkable orchid variety that graces your space with mesmerizing red blossoms adorned with a delicate white lip. A prized gem among collectors, these orchids are a rare find that adds an air of exclusivity to your botanical collection.

Distinguished by its unique heritage, the Phalaenopsis venosa 'Red' is a distinctive cultivar meticulously bred by the renowned H. P. Norton. Each plant in this lineage can trace its origins to the crossing of Phalaenopsis venosa 'Red Mahogany' AM/AOS with Phalaenopsis venosa 'Red Chestnut'. This intriguing fusion results in a strain of Phalaenopsis venosa that stands apart from the ordinary due to its infusion of captivating red pigments, scientifically known as anthocyanins. These pigments paint the petals with deep, lustrous shades of red, ranging from bold spots to a rich, uniform crimson hue.

Cultivating the Phalaenopsis venosa 'Red' is an opportunity to engage in the art of nurturing an extraordinary botanical treasure. Follow these tips to ensure the optimal growth and flourishing of this exceptional orchid:

  1. Lighting: Place your Phalaenopsis venosa 'Red' in a location with bright, indirect light. Avoid exposing it to harsh, direct sunlight, as it can lead to leaf scorch.

  2. Temperature and Humidity: Maintain a comfortable temperature range of 65-80°F (18-27°C) during the day, and a slightly cooler range at night. Moderate humidity levels between 50-70% will help mimic its natural habitat.

  3. Watering: Allow the orchid's potting medium to partially dry out before watering. Ensure good drainage to prevent waterlogged roots. Watering frequency may vary based on environmental conditions.

  4. Potting Medium: Opt for a well-draining orchid mix that allows air circulation around the roots. Repot your Phalaenopsis venosa 'Red' every couple of years to refresh the potting medium.

  5. Fertilization: Feed your orchid with a balanced orchid fertilizer during its active growing season. Dilute the fertilizer and apply it according to the manufacturer's instructions.

  6. Aeration and Ventilation: Adequate air movement is essential to prevent the development of fungal or bacterial issues. Avoid placing your orchid in stagnant air areas.

  7. Blooming and Pruning: Be patient as your Phalaenopsis venosa 'Red' matures and readies itself for blooming. After each blooming cycle, trim spent flower spikes to encourage new growth.

  8. Pest and Disease Management: Regularly inspect your orchid for signs of pests or diseases. Promptly address any issues using appropriate treatments to ensure its health.

This is a blooming size in a 3” pot about 1 to 2 years to bloom, mericlone, limited!

Elevate your collection with the rare and captivating Phalaenopsis venosa 'Red'. Its extraordinary beauty and unique genetic lineage make it a coveted addition to any orchid enthusiast's world. Witness the allure of red anthocyanin-infused petals that transform your space into a botanical masterpiece.

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