Oerstedella Orchids

Oerstedella

(er-ste-del-lah)

Easy to grow indoors.

  • Flowers: Blue, purple and reddish brown. Blooms in the Spring for 3 weeks.
  • Soil/Potting Preference: A coarse mix of fir bark with 2½ to 3½ cm pieces of bark, perlite and charcoal. Prefers a plastic pot.
  • Watering:
  • Active Growth: Keep roots moist.
  • Dormancy: Allow medium to partially dry out between watering.
  • Fertilizing:
  • Active Growth: Use full strength weekly.
  • Dormancy: Use ½ strength every two weeks.
  • Light Requirement: High light levels with 3 hours of direct light.
  • Temperature Requirements:
  • Night Time Minimum: 10°C
  • Day Time Maximum: 32°C
  • Humidity Requirements: 60 to 70%

Growing Orchids Part 1: Getting Started
Growing Orchids Part 2: Growing Conditions
Growing Orchids Part 3: Pests and Disease
Growing Orchids Part 4: Maintenance and Orchid Care Sheets

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