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Orchid 'Platystele viridis'

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Platystele viridis
Platystele viridis mainly stands out due to its size: mini. In a moist terrarium or paludarium with sufficient light this miniature will feel right at home. With proper care the Platystele viridis grows yellow flowers on a long, vertical branch. Platystele viridis is however not a beginner’s plant: this mini orchid requires a somewhat cooler habitat.
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Price: € 14.75
Platystele viridis
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Platystele viridis
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

In nature, this miniature orchid grows on trees in the humid forests of Ecuador. There the Platystele lives between moss, ferns and bromelias on tree trunks. This plant is therefore ideal to place on an epiphyte branch or fern root backwall.
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:
Normal
normal
Growth rate:
Normal
normal
Araflora info:
Botanical
botanical
Properties:
Limited
limited
Natural habitat:
South America
South America
Altitude range:
0-1000 m
0-1000 m
 

Plant care

Platystele viridis requires a light and somewhat cooler placement, for example a little lower in the terrarium. Daily misting with soft water (like osmosis water) is recommended. Extra fertilization is not directly required. Give this orchid an airy substrate or place the orchid on a fern root or epiphyte trunk. To ensure sufficient moisture, always place Sphagnum around the roots if the plant is not put in a substrate. Some experience with tending to orchids is desirable.
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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