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Oncidium Alliance - Psychopsis papilio var. alba

Oncidium Alliance - Psychopsis papilio var. alba

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Introducing the exquisite Psychopsis papilio var. alba, a rare gem among orchids. With its bright yellow flowers adorned with delicate patterning, this variant captivates with its uncanny resemblance to a butterfly in flight.

Psychopsis papilio var. alba is a prized member of the genus Psychopsis, renowned for its unique blooming habits and striking aesthetics. As a selfing of the alba form of the species, it boasts exclusivity that appeals to collectors and enthusiasts alike.

This specimen is not just a feast for the eyes; it's also a delight to cultivate. Psychopsis are known for their rewarding blooming cycles. While their bloom spikes may take time to develop, once the first flower emerges, a cascade of buds follows, ensuring a continuous display of beauty for months on end. Remember to trim the bloom spike only when it turns dry and brown, or during repotting.

Native to tropical regions, Psychopsis papilio var. alba thrives in warm environments with high humidity and proper air circulation. Providing moderate light and watering at the base of the plant as the potting media dries out mimics its natural habitat. Whether you choose sphagnum, LECA, or bark, adjust your watering regimen accordingly to ensure optimal growth.

Handle with care as Psychopsis dislike root disturbance. Repotting should only be undertaken when absolutely necessary, typically when the potting mix or media has gone stale. Avoid repotting while the plant is in spike or flower to minimize stress.

This is a near blooming size in 3” pots, about 2 to 3 years to bloom, grown from seed, limited!

Don't miss your chance to own this extraordinary specimen. Psychopsis papilio var. alba is not just a plant; it's a testament to nature's artistry and a prized addition to any orchid collection.

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