15 Gallon
Palm / Foxtail
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Palm / Foxtail

Latin Name:

RHYNCHOSTYLIS

Plant Type:

Orchid

Description:

Small orchids with leaves in two ranks, flowers in hanging spikes.

Origin:

Viet Nam, Burma

Environment:

Suitable only for a greenhouse

Foliage:

No

Flowering:

Yes

Season:

FH

Fragrant:

Yes

Growing Ease:

Requires extra care

Temperature:

60-85°F, 16-29°C

Humidity:

High humidity

Lighting Needs:

Does best in bright indirect sunlight coming from the South/East/West

Soil Type:

Use a medium shredded fir bark or small to medium lava rock. An alternative is 2 parts of osmunda fiber, 1 part of sphagnum moss and a little sand. Always use a pot with a hole.

Watering:

Drench the potting mix and let it become moderately dry between waterings. Use warm water.

Fertilizer:

Use a fertilizer specifically designed for orchids every two to three weeks.

Plant Pests:

Prone to scale, spider mites, aphids and mealy bugs. Always inspect any new plant for pests before introducing it to your home or greenhouse.

Propagation:

Division and seeds in the spring. After dividing plant, pot in the plants regular potting mix.

Gardening Tips & Care:

Direct sunlight and cold drafts should be avoided. Place pebbles or gravel in the drainage dish to hold water and increase the humidity, make sure the pot is sitting on the gravel and not in the water.

Is Genus:

Yes

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