Light needs: Low to high light, depending on orchid.
Best temperatures: Cool to warm, depending on orchid. A temperature drop at night is often essential, especially in fall, to set buds.
Water and humidity needs: Allow to dry between watering. Overwatering can be deadly! Extra humidity yields better blooms and growth.
Growing guidelines: Grow in small pots of well drained epiphytic mix (orchid mix). Repot after blooms with fresh mix. Fertilize twice a month with a weak solution of fish emulsion, manure tea, or all-purpose fertilizer.
Common problems: Aphids, mealybugs, and scales.
Propagation: Divide sympodial types, leaving three stems on each. Remove rooted offshoots from monopodial types.
Comments: Around 25,000 species and 100,000 hybrids!!
Currently in Greenhouse: Yes
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