Epicattleya René Marqués ‘Tyler’ (2.5” pot near blooming size)

Epicattleya René Marqués ‘Tyler’ (2.5” pot near blooming size)
Item# sc036
$22.00
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Epicattleya René Marqués ‘Tyler’ (2.5” pot near blooming size)
New! After a bit of an absence, this eye catching and always popular orchid is finally available again. A cross between the reed stemmed Epidendrum pseudepidendrum and the cluster flowered white Cattleya Claesiana, this orchid is a prime example of the utter dominance of the first parent in crosses. Even when this orchid is used as a parent in additional crosses, the unmistakable growth and flower habit of the Epidendrum parent is obvious. Slender leafy stems flushed with purple, start flowering when they are only about 10 or 12 inches tall topped out in an arching spike that produces showy, long lasting and seemingly hand painted flowers, typically in mid-winter to early spring depending on your specific conditions. Young plants may bear only a couple of these good sized flowers, but when mature at about 24 inches in height, there can be seven or more as illustrated by our photo. The flower spikes are persistent and can produce additional flowers from side nodes for several years, so obviously, if they are green and alive, to not trim them off when the flowers drop. With reasonably good care we expect you will see the first flowers in early 2024. Once these are gone, there may be no new ones available for a few years so if you like this unique orchid we recommend acting soon. We find this plant does best when watered a bit more frequently than standard cattleya types, not allowing the pot to sit bone dry for more than a day. Note: Do not immediately repot your plant upon receipt. Step up only once new growth is hanging over the edge of the pot and beginning to produce new roots. Don’t overpot or you will likely delay flowering of your plant as they will bloom best when their root system is somewhat cramped.

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