Tetratonia Dark Prince

This is a primary hybrid of Broughtonia sanguinea and Tetramica canaliculata.  As such, it wants as much sun as I can give it, and not much water over the winter.  The spikes (two currently) do not produce that many flowers per spike, compared to its Broughtonia parent, especially this time of year, but virtually every new growth from the previous summer will produce one.   The spikes are typically about 10-12″ long, with flowers about 1/2″ across.  It’s been a very reliable bloomer over the years, which I find easier to bloom than my Broughtonia sanguineas.  I believe I bought it from Reuben Sauleda at Reuben in Orchids.

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