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Vanda Alliance: Cleisostoma sp.

Vanda Alliance: Cleisostoma sp.

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Introducing the Cleisostoma sp.; this is a genus of orchids with approximately 90 accepted species widely distributed through much of the Indian Subcontinent, Southeast Asia, China, New Guinea, and some of the islands of the Western Pacific. Cleisostoma is a captivating genus of orchid that embodies elegance and charm with its unique characteristics and stunning blooms. Cleisostoma orchids thrives in the lush tropical and subtropical forests spanning from Assam to Vietnam, gracing its native habitats with its beauty.

What we offer is a Cleisostoma sp. , with unknown species name, with terete leafed, small-sized epiphyte, boasting an erect stem adorned with imbricating leaf-bearing sheaths. Its fleshy, linear leaves add to its allure.

Prepare to be mesmerized as this orchid bursts into bloom, adorning its arching, pendulous inflorescence with a profusion of small, long-lasting flowers. Delicate yet resilient, these flowers showcase hues of yellow to green with purplish to red veins, exuding an enchanting aura that captivates all who behold them.

Disclaimer: Please note that when purchasing our Cleisostoma sp. orchid, you are embracing the element of surprise as this is a No ID - with no specific species name. This will be identified as Cleisostoma sp.; this is a unique and delightful surprise waiting to unfold in your space.

While we cannot guarantee the exact species, we assure you that every Cleisostoma sp. orchid we provide is of the highest quality and selected with care to ensure your satisfaction. Embrace the unexpected and let the mystery of nature add an extra layer of excitement to your botanical experience. Please note that the photos provided are examples of some of the species belonging to the genus Cleisostoma.

Cultivating the Cleisostoma sp. is a rewarding endeavor, as it thrives in hot to warm climates with proper care and attention. Here are some tips to ensure its flourishing:

  1. Light: Provide bright, indirect light to mimic its natural habitat. Avoid direct sunlight, as it may scorch the delicate foliage.

  2. Temperature: Maintain temperatures ranging from 18°C to 30°C to keep this orchid happy and healthy. Protect it from extreme temperature fluctuations.

  3. Humidity: High humidity levels are essential for the Cleisostoma sp. Consider placing a humidifier nearby or misting the plant regularly to create a humid environment.

  4. Watering: Water regularly, ensuring that the roots receive adequate moisture without becoming waterlogged. Allow the growing medium to dry slightly between waterings to prevent root rot.

  5. Air Circulation: Good air circulation is crucial for preventing fungal diseases and promoting healthy growth. Consider using a fan to improve airflow around the plant.

  6. Fertilization: Feed with a balanced orchid fertilizer diluted to half strength every two weeks during the growing season to support robust growth and vibrant blooms.

This is a blooming size in a 3” pot or mounted, about 1 to 2 years to bloom, grown from seed, limited!

Whether you're a seasoned orchid enthusiast or a novice gardener, the Cleisostoma sp. is sure to enchant with its exquisite beauty and graceful demeanor. Bring a touch of tropical splendor into your home or garden with this captivating orchid, and embark on a journey of beauty and serenity like no other.

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