Small orchids with leaves in two ranks, flowers in hanging spikes.
Viet Nam, Burma
Suitable only for a greenhouse
Requires extra care
Does best in bright indirect sunlight coming from the South/East/West
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.
Drench the potting mix and let it become moderately dry between waterings. Use warm water.
Use a fertilizer specifically designed for orchids every two to three weeks.
Prone to scale, spider mites, aphids and mealy bugs. Always inspect any new plant for pests before introducing it to your home or greenhouse.
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.
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