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Oncidium Alliance - Tolumnia bahamensis x Tolumnia calochila

Oncidium Alliance - Tolumnia bahamensis x Tolumnia calochila

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Do you love surprises? Well, get ready for an exciting botanical adventure with our Tolumnia primary hybrids. Each one is a delightful mystery waiting to unfold, as these hybrids boast unique combinations of Tolumnia species. With a wide range of colors, patterns, and growth habits, these hybrids will bring a sense of anticipation and wonder to your orchid collection. Embrace the thrill of discovery and be captivated by the unexpected beauty that awaits you with our Tolumnia primary hybrids.

Experience the exquisite beauty of the Primary Hybrid: Tolumnia bahamensis x Tolumnia calochila. This captivating orchid is a fusion of two remarkable species, resulting in a truly unique and stunning plant. Combining the elegance of Tolumnia bahamensis with the exotic charm of Tolumnia calochila, this hybrid showcases the best qualities of both parent plants.

Tolumnia calochila, native to the mesmerizing Haiti Island, thrives in semi-arid areas near the ocean, where it grows epiphytically on medium and large trees. Sharing its habitat with Laeliopsis domingensis, this hot to warm growing epiphyte has small pseudobulbs and slender, terete leaves. With its fan-shaped growth habit, this miniature to small-sized orchid exhibits 3 to 5 bilaterally flattened, channeled leaves that add a touch of elegance to its overall appearance. The Beautiful Lip Tolumnia blooms in the spring, gracing us with fragrant, pure yellow flowers. These delightful blooms feature deeply fringed edges on the middle lip plot, enhanced by the emergence of cone-shaped, sharp tips on the lip's protuberance.

On the other hand, Tolumnia bahamensis, also known as Florida's Dancing Lady, hails from the enchanting Bahamas and South Florida. This rare species boasts cylindrical leaves arranged in a fan-like manner, creating an intriguing visual display as new growths emerge. With tall spikes of cream and yellow flowers that bloom for several weeks, this slow-growing orchid is a true testament to nature's patience. It takes a decade or more for these plants to reach their largest specimens, embodying the beauty of perseverance and longevity. Tolumnia bahamensis adorns its fans of leaves with serrated edges, connected by a thin rhizome. Its inflorescence can bear up to 50 flowers, showcasing irregular bands of yellow, brown, and green, culminating in a white-tipped flourish. The spotted white labellum, with a yellow callus, adds an element of intrigue to this remarkable orchid.

Cultivating Tips:
To ensure the healthy growth and abundant blooming of your Primary Hybrid: Tolumnia bahamensis x Tolumnia calochila, we recommend the following cultivation tips:

Light: Provide bright, indirect light to mimic the orchid's natural habitat. Filtered sunlight or dappled shade is ideal. Avoid placing the plant in direct sunlight as it may scorch the leaves.

Temperature: These hybrids thrive in warm to hot conditions. Maintain a temperature range between 65°F to 85°F (18°C to 29°C) during the day and slightly cooler temperatures at night.

Humidity: Tolumnia hybrids appreciate higher humidity levels. Mist the leaves regularly or place the orchid on a humidity tray to increase moisture around the plant.

Watering: Allow the potting medium to dry slightly between watering sessions. Provide enough water to thoroughly moisten the roots, but avoid overwatering as it can lead to root rot. Adjust watering frequency based on the environmental conditions and the plant's specific needs.

Potting Medium: Use a well-draining orchid mix consisting of bark, sphagnum moss, and perlite. This blend allows proper airflow and prevents waterlogged roots.

Air Circulation: Adequate air circulation is important for the health of your Tolumnia hybrid. Ensure that the plant is not placed in a stagnant or overly humid location, as this can lead to fungal issues. Gentle air movement from a fan or an open window can be beneficial.

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

With its mesmerizing flowers and unique blend of parentage, the Primary Hybrid: Tolumnia bahamensis x Tolumnia calochila is sure to captivate orchid enthusiasts and collectors alike. Enjoy the beauty of this orchid's distinctive features and cultivate it with care to witness its remarkable growth and vibrant blooms.

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