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Odontoglossum cirrhosum

Orchid

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Features

  • BloomsApril
  • Growth HabitLow spreading
  • Flower ColourWhite blotched red brown
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Odontoglossum cirrhosum (Orchid). A creeping epiphytic or lithophytic orchid from Ecuador, Peru and Columbia. Bears linear to oblong leaves and racemes or panicles of white blotched red brown flowers.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Orchid or Epiphytic

Origin

Ecuador

Interest and use

Grown for their beautiful and unusual flowers.

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Needs

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

Cultivation

The are rather difficult to grow, 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.

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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