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Odontoglossum rossii

Orchid

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Features

  • Growth HabitRosette
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Odontoglossum rossii (Orchid). An epiphytic orchid with elliptic leaves. White pink or yellow spotted flowers appear on dropping racemes from late winter to early spring.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Orchid or Epiphytic

Origin

Altitudes of C & S. America

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)
  • WaterSemi-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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