Pot. Ching Sun Bright Star 'Red Lantern' (Slc. Dogashima Sunset x Pot. Shinfong Honey) , MC2284 , MC228 , MC2 , 2284
Pot. 'Red Lantern' (Slc. Dogashima Sunset x Pot. Shinfong Honey)
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Item #: MC2284
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Description & Details

Exclusive first release of this vibrant show stopper in the USA!  It is considered one of the best compact art shade cattleyas from Japan today. The ancestry of this cross can be traced back to Miyamoto Orchids of Hawaii, who hybridized many of the finest yellow and red cattleyas. The pod parent, Slc. Dogashima Sunset (syn. Ctt. Dogashima Sunset), is the best compact cattleya from Dogashima Orchids—a famous hybridizer in Japan known for their miniature space-saving cattleya. The pollen parent, Pot. Shin Fong Honey (syn. Rlc. Shin Fong Honey), which has the famous Pot. Prosperous Lee from Japan as a parent—is considered one of the best red Cattleya, rarely seen in USA. This unregistered hybrid has 3-inch sunset red flowers that are well-presented above compact growths. The lip is ruffled and has a splash of yellow in the center. The plant in the photo is blooming in a 3.5-inch pot. It was given the clonal name ‘Red Lantern’ as it usually flowers around Chinese Lunar New Year during the early Spring with vibrant red (i.e., lucky) color. It can flower twice a year—once in spring and again in the fall. The cool temperature of spring will produce flowers with deep red color, while the warmer fall temperatures will tend to produce flowers that are more orange-red. The long-lasting flowers have a diamond-dusted texture and a heavy substance.  Our clients have reported flowers lasting 6-8 weeks! Plants have heat tolerance and will grow well in hot climates like South Florida and Texas. Can be grown on a bright windowsill or under lights. Compact plants grow to a height of 6-8 inches. Award quality and highly recommend for any modern Cattleya collection. A very rewarding plant for any grower.


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