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Odontoglossum Genus

Orchid

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Odontoglossum genus (Orchid). These are evergreen, epiphytic orchids, which in the wild grow on tree branches or rocks. The perennials consist of 3 outer sepals and 3 inner petals, the lowest of which is usually enlarged. The flowers can be colourful and are very attractive.

Characteristics

Evergreens, Fragrants

Origin

Altitudes of C & S. America

Interest and use

Grown for their beautiful and unusual flowers.

Cultivation

They can be rather difficult to grow. However, most of them are cool growing, and need only the usual orchid cultivation of coarse compost. They need plenty of water in the summer with a little light shade. In temperate climates, they need to be grown in greenhouses. They can be grown in pots but also on slabs of bark. Weak foliar feeds can be added to the sprays.

Propagation

Propagate from older, leafless pseudobulbs which can be removed for replanting, or from new growth which may appear from the bottom of the plant.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to red spider mites, aphids and mealy bugs.

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