Essentials: Cool Warm - Medium
Origin of the Plant:
Special Features: Cultivation with humidity - and fragrance
My advice and observations:
30 cm long vine for propagation
Flexible and sparsely branched, the vine native to Mexico and known as the vanilla orchid grows by the growth of the terminal bud, forming long shoots that can reach over ten meters as they climb their support.
The ovary is inferior. There is no floral pedicel. The flowers have a rostellum between the stigma and the anther. Approximately 20 flowers are found per inflorescence.
To make the right choice for your orchid, base it on three main climates:
Cool (greenhouse, protected outdoors, garden) : 5 to 22 degrees Celsius
Temperate (greenhouse, protected outdoors) : 10 to 25 degrees Celsius
Warm (greenhouse,home): 18 to 35 degrees Celsius
If I don't have artificial lighting, the reference point will be behind a window.
High: within 50cm of the window
Medium: from 70cm to 50cm from the window
Low: from 100cm to 70cm from the window
From late February to early October, it is recommended to use a sheer curtain if sunlight touches the leaves to prevent burns.
If I have suitable artificial lighting, I recommend downloading an application that measures lux meters to have a reference point.
I want to clarify that these measurements are only under LED-type artificial light. The measurements have been personally verified at leaf level.
High: 10000 to 7000 LUX
Medium: 6000 to 3000 LUX
Low: 3000 to 1000 LUX
Do not forget to follow the manufacturer's instructions to avoid damaging your plants due to burns. Kay Orchid will not be held responsible for improper use.
For cultivation advice to get started on the right foot, you can visit the ORCHID INFO website to learn how to properly water your orchids and get repotting advice.
To select and cultivate an orchid correctly, you will need to choose it based on temperature as it is the most challenging factor to manage and will mainly depend on your living conditions. Lighting will need to be adjusted with appropriate lighting and the mentioned measurements. Watering and maintenance will be based on these first two parameters.
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