Soph. Coccinea 'Fire Dance' X Soph. Coccinea 'Dragon Fire'

$75.00
Availability: 1 In Stock

On offer this is a miniature orchid which is mounted on bark and can flower at this stage as well. Cattleya coccinea is a charming miniature species known for its brilliant orange red flowers. The plants are very small with pseudobulbs and leaves at 3-4” (7.5-10cm).  The leaves usually have a dark maroon stripe along the midrib.  Plants can break multiple leads from the newest bulbs, and can form fairly large clumps.  New roots tend to form just once a year, usually in the fall.  Most have a single bloom per inflorescence but some may have 2 flowers.  Flowers range from orange red to dark red, and have a natural spread of 2” (5cm).   Through line breeding and the introduction of tetraploid forms, there are now flowers reaching over 3-3.5” (7.5-8.8cm) across!    Flowers last 6-8 weeks in bloom, and have a wonderful crystalline texture that sparkles in sunlight.   

Description

On offer this is a miniature orchid which is mounted on bark and can flower at this stage as well. Cattleya coccinea is a charming miniature species known for its brilliant orange red flowers. The plants are very small with pseudobulbs and leaves at 3-4” (7.5-10cm).  The leaves usually have a dark maroon stripe along the midrib.  Plants can break multiple leads from the newest bulbs, and can form fairly large clumps.  New roots tend to form just once a year, usually in the fall.  Most have a single bloom per inflorescence but some may have 2 flowers.  Flowers range from orange red to dark red, and have a natural spread of 2” (5cm).   Through line breeding and the introduction of tetraploid forms, there are now flowers reaching over 3-3.5” (7.5-8.8cm) across!    Flowers last 6-8 weeks in bloom, and have a wonderful crystalline texture that sparkles in sunlight.