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Pleurothallis grobyi

Orchid

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height0.1m
  • Spread0.1m
  • Growth HabitRosette
  • Flower ColourYellow-green, purple
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Pleurothallis grobyi (Orchid). This is a small epiphytic orchid bearing fleshy lance-shaped to ovate leaves about 7cm. It will bear racemes of yellow-green flowers which are veined with purple in the summer.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Orchid or Epiphytic

Origin

Mexico, 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 or Moist

Cultivation

In temperate climates, they need to be grown in greenhouses. Can be grown in pots but also on slabs of bark. Weak foliar feeds can be added to the sprays.

Propagation

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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