Cattleya trianae variety coerulea – Very Rare & Beautiful Species – Fragrant

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Cattleya trianae – Colombia’s national flower. Cattleya trianaei has the finest-shaped flowers of all the unifoliate cattleyas and the greatest range of color. It has many lovely pastel shades and varieties with flares, feathering in the petals and the most delicate and glistening textures. Despite its delicate texture, C. trianaei lasts in flower longer than any other Cattleya species, and five weeks is not uncommon. This beautiful orchid is not only beautiful, but is endangered in the wild because of habitat destruction and environmental degradation. This orchid has large sized flowers, and is a hot to cool growing epiphyte with narrowly clavate, grooved, shiny yellow orange pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, oblong to elliptic-oblong, rounded and notched apically leaf that blooms in the winter on a terminal, to 12" (30 cm) long, few to several (3 to 14) flowered inflorescence subtended by a basal sheath carrying large, fragrant, color variable flowers.

Cattleya trianae variety coerulea is the rare color form with lavender blue petal with dark blue purple lip & yellow throat. 

Plants should be grown in medium bark with partial to full sun. The plant is a intermediate to warm growing orchid species. Water approximately once a week and reduce watering during the winter. Plant can also be mounted.

Be certain not to dry the plant off after the first growth is completed, however, or it may not start the second growth. Both growths should produce flowers in late December through February, after its autumn rest.
If you want to produce the best flowers, avoid repotting the plant as long as possible, and only repot when new roots emerge from the lead pseudobulb. Like other Cattleya species, C. trianae should have lots of sun and air and the leaves should be a light green color. Do not let the leaves get warm to the touch, however, because this is too much sun and may burn the leaves. Always keep C. trianae slightly dry during its rest period to avoid rotting the roots, and start the plant growing right after flowering with frequent light sprays of water on sunny days.

Pot Size: 4" pot - 3 – 5 bulbs 
Blooming: Winter to early Spring.
Fragrant: Yes
Temp: warm - Intermediate - Cool
Humidity: 50%-70%
Light: Medium to Bright (filtered)
Watering: Moist but can be dry out between watering
Fertilizer: Every watering with half teaspoon 20-20-20 from Spring to Fall.

Shipping Policy

  • Read the description very carefully before you purchase. Due to the sensitive nature of orchids, there are no refunds or returns when plants leave our nursery.
  • You must let us know if you have special shipping needs, such as including a heat pack.
  • Plants are packed carefully, but we cannot guarantee flowers, buds, sheaths or spikes once the plant leaves the nursery.
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  • Plant may or may not ship with flowers.
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