Zygopetalum Orchids

Zygopetalum

(zy-go-pet-uh-lum) 

Newer variety in orchid growing.

  • Flowers: Green, brown and purple. Blooms in spring for 2 to 3 weeks.
  • Soil/Potting Preference: A fine mix of fir bark with ½ to 1 cm pieces of bark, perlite and charcoal. Prefers a plastic pot.
  • Watering:
  • Active Growth: Keep moist at all times.
  • Dormancy: Water when medium is just damp.
  • Fertilizing: Use 1/8 to ¼ strength weekly in Spring and Summer; every two weeks Fall and Winter.
  • Light Requirement: Medium light levels with 2-3 hours direct light.
  • Temperature Requirements:
  • Night Time Minimum: 14°C
  • Day Time Maximum: 29°C
  • Humidity Requirements: 50 to 60%

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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