Fragrant Zygopabstia Dragon Kitten orchid seedling, nicely started
- Easy to grow
- Large seedlings, 3 inch pots
- In the Zygopetalum family of orchids
We love zygopetalums because they are easy to grow and produce wonderfully fragrant flowers with mahogany spots over olive green in the petals and sepals, and a wonderful blue / purple lip.
This one is Zygopabstia
Dragon Kitten -- Zygopetalum Artur Elle x Zygopabstia Blue Ribbon. These are
clones of the 'Purr' cultivar.
Grow this one in bright indirect light, in a temperature range of 55 to 85 degrees. Try not to let it dry out completely, but don't keep it sopping wet. Fertilize twice a month, weakly. We include free growing instructions. One of these in bloom at an orchid show would sell for $45 or more, so be patient, and enjoy the blooms when it flowers.
These are large seedlings in a three-inch pot. We'll pick out a nice one for you. We always ship the largest.
This orchid's generic name, derived from the Greek word "zygon", means "yoked petal." It refers to the yoke-like growth at the base of the lip caused by the fusion of petals and sepals They occur in humid forests in South America at low- to mid-elevation regions, with most species found in Brazil.
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