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Orchid 'Mediocalcar decoratum'

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Mediocalcar decoratum

Mediocalcar decoratum is a small orchid that grows as a creeping mat of foliage that looks a bit like moss. The red-yellow flowers of Mediocalcar decoratum bloom rapidly and frequently. Read more about Mediocalcar decoratum below the photo's under 'product info' and 'plant care'.

Quantity:
Price: € 12.75
Mediocalcar decoratum
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Mediocalcar decoratum Mediocalcar decoratum
Plant type
flowering plant
Place
indoor
Place
artificial lighting
Adult width:
10 cm
Light
no direct sun
Light
semi sun
Watering
normal
Properties
limited

Product info

Mediocalcar decoratum grows in trees in the Indonesian rain forest, at altitudes ranging from 900 to 2000 m. These are mountainous regions, where little sunlight reaches trough the dens vegetation. The orchid stores water and nutrients in globular shaped 'reservoir' at the base of the stalk. Then from this reservoir four leafs appear, that are reminiscent of the blades of a helicopter. The small, bell-shaped flowers of Mediocalcar decoratum grow on small flower stalks.

Height:
5 cm
5 cm
Width:
5 cm
5 cm
Adult height:
40 cm
40 cm
Adult width:
10 cm
10 cm
Flower period:
All year
all year
Product type:
Plant
plant
Plant type:
Flowering plant
flowering plant
Growth habit:
Climbing
climbing
Growth habit:
Epifytical
epifytical
Growth rate:
Normal
normal
Araflora info:
Botanical
botanical
Properties:
Limited
limited
Natural habitat:
Australia/ New Zealand
Australia/ New Zealand
Altitude range:
0-1000 m
0-1000 m

Plant care

To optimally simulate the natural habitat of Mediocalcar decoratum, it is necessary to place the plant in the shadow and to maintain high humidity, like in the rain forest. This can be achieved by growing other plants in the proximity, or by placing the Mediocalcar decoratum on an 'island', surrounded by water. Although the orchid blooms in winter, spring and fall, it needs water throughout the year. Maintain cool temperatures between 10 to 19 degrees Celsius at night and 5 degrees higher during the day.

Care:
Normal
normal
Place:
Indoor
indoor
Light:
No direct sun
no direct sun
Light:
Semi sun
semi sun
Watering:
Normal
normal
Watering tips:
Free draining mixture
free draining mixture
Watering tips:
Not standing in water
not standing in water
Water spraying:
Water spraying
water spraying
Maintenance:
Prune dead stalks
prune dead stalks
Air circulation:
Normal
normal
Place:
Artificial lighting
artificial lighting
Air humidity at day:
60-90%
60-90%
Air humidity at night:
70-100%
70-100%
Temperature max:
30 °C
30 °C
Temperature min:
15 °C
15 °C
Fertilize:
Low
low
Artificial light height:
10-30cm
10-30cm
Soil ph:
<5-7>
<5-7>
Soil type:
Open
open
 

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