Sophronitis cernua (mounted/blooming size)

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Sophronitis cernua is traditionally a small genus of the Sophronitis variety. They are also known as Cattleya cernua or The Nodding Sophronitis They are loved for their orange-red flowers which are clustered at the end of short inflorescences. They grow about 2.5 cm in diameter and open one by one.

 

Ships mounted on a tree fern plaque, does not come with flowers.

 

 

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Description

This particular species of Sophronitis are one of the only ones to tolerate warm temperatures. They benefit from good air circulation. Their leathery leaves and roots will grow in a mat-like manner over their mounting to form a dense covering. They preferred to be mounted but can also be grown in pots in very well-draining medium.

 

FAMILY: Orchidaceae
ORIGIN: Brazil, Northeastern Argentina, Bolivia and Paraguay
TYPE:
Orchid
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS:
Filtered bright light
WATER REQUIREMENTS:
Frequent watering during warmer months, kept drier during winter months
TEMPERATURE :
50 to 110 degrees F
FLOWER:
Spring

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