COLMANARA 'Wildcat Bobcat' 'Blood shot'Award of Merit, American Orchid Society
It is a 2 inch size, blood red flower with yellow tip. It has a lighter and rich red lip. Flowers can last up to 10 weeks on the plants. Wildcat bobcat is one of the most popular orchids
Temperature: 20-32 Deg Cel will be an ideal temperature for Colmanara during the day time. A temperature drop is good as can be as low as 12 -18 Dec Cel. You can see that these plants have wide range of temperature tolerance
Light: These are low to medium light requirung plants. Keep in shade during summer. Requires lesser light than Oncidiums. If you see black spots on the leaves, especially the tips, you may need to reduce the light.
Photo: COLMANARA 'Wildcat Bobcat' 'Blood Shot'. Blood red flowers with yellow tips. They have lighter and rich red lip.
Potting: Tree bark and Charcoal are good medium. Repotting every 2 years preferably in spring. Use larger pots to allow 2 years growth.
Fertilizer: High Nitrogen: Phospherous: Pottassium (NPK)= 10:10:10 or less is an ideal mix.
Water: Misting, but make sure that leaves are dry by the evening. Allow to dry out between watering.
Humidity: 50-60% or higher. Morning misting is a useful way to do it.