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Abbreviated as "Epi," it is also known as the star orchid or crucifix orchid and is grown in cool to warm temperatures in partial shade. They are known for producing vibrantly coloured flowers. Many species are fragrant. They bloom several times throughout the year and are easy to grow, making them a great orchid for beginners. They are grown in cool to warm temperatures in partial shade.
Plant Size: Blooming Size
Plant Stage: Matured
Pot Type: Net Pot
Pot Size: 3.5 inch Net Pot
Potting Media: Coconut Husk
Growing Conditions: Tropical (Intermediate to warm)
Growing Level: Easy
Note: Plant will be delivered without flowers / spikes / buds
Water: Water them in the morning when the media is dry. Ensure there is moisture in the media and keep them from drying up.
Light: Ensure a good dose of indirect sunlight. Ideally the early morning light is advisable.
Temperature: They do reasonably well at intermediate temperatures. Warm to cool growing orchids with temperature between 21°C to 38°C suitable for growth. During fall, limited exposure to lower night time temperatures encourage growth of spikes. Higher temperature will encourage faster growth.Humidity: Maintain humidity level of 60% - 80%. Regular watering in plants helps maintain the humidity and encourage growth. Good air circulation is a must.
Fertilizer: Weekly fertilizing required during active growth. In winter months, plants are fertilized twice a month.
Note: Never fertilize an orchid that is completely dry, because this can cause major damage to the roots.
Potting: Epidendrums should be repotted in a small pot with coarse mix which can hold moisture and can maintain humidity. Media should be as such so that water drains out properly and provides proper aeration.
1. Open the box under the shade (cool area).
2. Keep the plant for rest for at least 12 hrs.
3. Clean the plant and wash them with fungicide solution and keep spraying the fungicides once in a week
4. After 15 days you can start spraying fertilizer after every 10 days in growing season (summers) and after every 15 days in dormant season (winter).
5. Repotting is preferred to be done in the growing season.
6. Keep checking the growth of new roots which indicates the plants have successfully settled in your location.
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