Botanical name: Odontoglossum x hybrida
Plant type: Evergreen perennial.
Size (HxW): 50cm x 30cm
Depth and spacing: Plant with the psuedo bulb about half in, half out of the soil surface with roots spread beneath. They are best grown in pots or hanging baskets.
Watering: Keep moist and spray with a fine mist during hot summer months.
Frost tolerance: Keep in a protected position away from frosts.
Flowering time: Spring
Planting time: Anytime
Soil: A fine orchid mix or an african violet mix.
Fertilizer: Apply a liquid fertilizer every few weeks from late winter till summer.
Aspect: Full sun to semi-shade. Needs bright filtered light during winter to trigger flowering.
Climate: Cool to Sub-Tropical.
After flowering care: Cut off any spent flowers if necessary.
Comments: Try growing in decorative pots
Last Reviewed: 10/27/2004 2:47:49 PM Keywords: Odontoglossum Alliance, plant care, garden care, garden tip, plant guide, garden guide, perennial, flower bulb, spring bulb