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Gardening Feb 17

Sunday, February 17, 2019

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Epidendrum ibaguense orchid plant care and culture

Cultural information should only be used as a guide, and should be adapted to suit you. Your physical location — where you grow your plants, how much time you have to devote to their care, and many other factors — will need to be taken into account. Only then can you decide on the cultural methods that best suit you and your plants.

Light: Epidendrum ibaguense loves the bright sun without access to direct sunlight, so during the midday solstice it must be put behind a curtain or in the shade of other plants.

Temperature: This type of orchid needs a moderate temperature regime: Day temperature at 18-25 C; night temperature at 12-16 C. For successful cultivation at home, the night temperature should be 6 C lower than the daytime temperature.

Humidity: The ideal level of humidity is 50-70%. When caring for this kind of orchid, the higher of temperature, the higher must be the humidity of the air, and the higher the humidity of the air, the more often and longer it is necessary to ventilate the room where the orchids are kept, otherwise there is a high probability of decay and appearance on the leaves of various kinds of fungi.

Repotting: Epidendrum ibaguense is usually grown in small narrow pots. As a substrate, pieces of coniferous medium-sized bark are best. The best time for transplant is the period immediately after flowering and until the moment when new shoots reach a size of 5 cm and begin to build their own roots.

Watering: Watering this kind of orchid directly depends on the temperature of the content: the higher it is, the more often it should be watered.

Excess water during watering should flow freely out of the pot, as the stagnation of water both inside the pot and in its pan can very quickly lead to decay of the roots and the lower part of the plant. The substrate between watering should dry well.

Fertiliser: During the period of new growth, the orchid is fertilised for every second watering in the usual concentration of fertiliser indicated on the package.

Growing Conditions for Rhynchostylis orchids

Cultural information should only be used as a guide, and should be adapted to suit you. Your physical location — where you grow your plants, how much time you have to devote to their care, and many other factors — will need to be taken into account. Only then can you decide on the cultural methods that best suit you and your plants. Light: Epidendrum ibaguense loves the bright sun without access to direct sunlight, so during the midday solstice it must be put behind a curtain or in the shade of other plants.

Temperature: This type of orchid needs a moderate temperature regime: Day temperature at 18-25 C; night temperature at 12-16 C. For successful cultivation at home, the night temperature should be 6 C lower than the daytime temperature.

Humidity: The ideal level of humidity is 50-70%. When caring for this kind of orchid, the higher of temperature, the higher must be the humidity of the air, and the higher the humidity of the air, the more often and longer it is necessary to ventilate the room where the orchids are kept, otherwise there is a high probability of decay and appearance on the leaves of various kinds of fungi.

Repotting: Epidendrum ibaguense is usually grown in small narrow pots. As a substrate, pieces of coniferous mediumsized bark are best.

The best time for transplant is the period immediately after flowering and until the moment when new shoots reach a size of 5 cm and begin to build their own roots. Watering: Watering this kind of orchid directly depends on the temperature of the content: the higher it is, the more often it should be watered.

Excess water during watering should flow freely out of the pot, as the stagnation of water both inside the pot and in its pan can very quickly lead to decay of the roots and the lower part of the plant. The substrate between watering should dry well.

Fertiliser: During the period of new growth, the orchid is fertilised for every second watering in the usual concentration of fertiliser indicated on the package.


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