Cattleya Orchid Seedling (C. lawrenceana 'SVO II' x C. aurantiaca 'SVO 4n')

Cattleya Orchid Seedling (C. lawrenceana 'SVO II' x C. aurantiaca 'SVO 4n')

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$12.00
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$12.00
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Hybrid seedling plant in a 50mm tube.

This lawrenceana can carry up to 16 flowers, that's a lot for flowers! as with all lawrenceana the flower shape is poor with floppy petals, the most attractive part of the flower is the lip, they are tubular and have a darker purple lip.  This cultivar of aurantiaca is a tetraploid, as a result the flowers are fuller and have a heavier substance.  The offspring will mostly be triploids, indicating they may not be fertile; however, triploids are not all bad... the plant will grow well and be very floriferous. These will resemble C. Guatemalensis (C. aurantiaca x C. skinneri) just with more flowers and tubular lip.

Imported Seedling from Sunset Valley Orchids, USA. Picture shows the parent of this cross. The above description details the expectation of this hybrid.

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