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Vanda Alliance: Pomatocalpa bicolor

Vanda Alliance: Pomatocalpa bicolor

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Introducing Pomatocalpa bicolor, a stunning monopodial epiphytic orchid species native to the enchanting landscapes of the Philippines. With its elegant appearance and captivating fragrance, Pomatocalpa bicolor is a delightful addition to any orchid enthusiast's collection.

This remarkable orchid species boasts strong upright stems, generously adorned with numerous flowers, creating a breathtaking display. Its climbing habit makes it ideally suited for mounting, allowing it to thrive and flourish in your home or garden.

Cultivating Pomatocalpa bicolor is a rewarding experience, especially when provided with the optimal care. Here are some tips to ensure its success:

  1. Light: Provide bright, indirect light for optimal growth. Mimicking its natural habitat, placing it in a location with filtered sunlight or partial shade will promote healthy development.

  2. Temperature: Maintain warm temperatures, akin to its native climate. Keep the ambient temperature between 70°F to 85°F (21°C to 29°C) during the day and slightly cooler at night.

  3. Humidity: Pomatocalpa bicolor thrives in high humidity environments. Regularly mist the plant or place it in a humidity tray to create the ideal moisture levels.

  4. Watering: Ensure adequate hydration by watering consistently. Allow the top layer of the growing medium to dry out between waterings, but do not let it become completely dry. It's essential to strike a balance to prevent both over and under-watering.

  5. Growing Medium: As a lithophyte or epiphyte, Pomatocalpa bicolor prefers a well-draining growing medium. Use a mix of orchid bark, sphagnum moss, and perlite to provide ample aeration for the roots.

  6. Fertilization: Feed the orchid regularly during the growing season with a balanced orchid fertilizer. Dilute the fertilizer to half strength to prevent burning the delicate roots.

Pomatocalpa bicolor's exquisite blooms, measuring 1.7 cm across by 2.3 cm high, feature a captivating blend of off-white petals with enchanting purple-brown spots, gradually transitioning to a delicate pale yellow hue as they unfurl. The fragrant flowers are a delightful sensory treat, further enhancing its allure.

Although widely distributed across various regions in the Philippines, Pomatocalpa bicolor is often found in localized populations, adding to its rarity and allure. Whether grown as an epiphyte or lithophyte, this orchid species will captivate with its graceful presence and charming blooms.

This is a blooming size division, newly mounted in a 3" basket, about 1 to 2 years to bloom, grown from seed, Limited!

Imagine the beauty of Pomatocalpa bicolor adorning your living space, reminiscent of its natural habitat perched upon sun-kissed boulders. Elevate your orchid collection with this exquisite species and embark on a journey of botanical wonder and beauty.

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