Guarianthe aurantiaca – Cattleya aurantiaca (4″ HB)


Native to Mexico, Guatemala, El salvador, Nicaragua and Hunduras the beautiful Guarianthe aurantiaca blooms in late winter/early spring. The brilliant flowers are a fire-y yellow orange red color that remind me of an intense sunset. They can have pretty red or purple veins as well. This orchid would brighten up any space!

Ships in a 4″ hanging basket. Does not come with flowers. If out of stock, please email us with your zip code for availability.

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For this orchid, the roots like to dry out quickly, so pot in a thick, airy, fast drying potting mix. The plant is easily susceptible to root rot otherwise. Water thoroughly and often in growing months, in cooler months water much less frequently. In their native habitat, these orchids are used to going through a dry season in the cooler months. It needs strong air movement and lots of humidity about 50% or above. On the flowers, the inner whorls have a tendency to bend forward, not allowing the flowers to fully open, resulting in the plant self pollinating. Flowers last about 2 weeks and are odorless. 

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