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Orchid 'Masdevallia polysticta'

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Masdevallia polysticta
There aren't many orchids with such a unique appearance as Masdevallia polysticta. With its white petals and purple black spots, this orchid from the Andes resembles a Dalmatian. The tips of the petals are pointy and yellow, giving this orchid a striking appearance. The white hairs upon the flowers of Masdevallia polysticta are the finishing touch.
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Price: € 15.00
Masdevallia polysticta
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Masdevallia polysticta
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

Masdevallia polysticta is found on the mountains of Ecuador and Colombia at altitudes between 1.600 and 3.000 meters. The flowers of the orchid are elongated and can reach lengths of 20 centimetre. In between the leaves flower stalks grow reaching up to 30 centimetre and able to carry 9 flowers each. Masdevallia polysticta isn't extremely big and, with the correct humidity, can be placed on your windowsill.
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:
South America
South America
Altitude range:
0-1000 m
0-1000 m

Plant care

Masdevallia polysticta likes a semi-light spot, but shouldn't be kept in direct sunlight. During winter, it should get slightly more light and less water. The ideal temperature for Masdevallia coccinea is around 20⁰C. Don't let the temperature drop below 5⁰C or rise above 25⁰C. A humidity around 80% will stimulate its growth. For the best results, water the plant using rainwater or distilled water whenever the substrate dries slightly. The orchid cannot store water. In practice this will be watering three to five times a week. Proper airflow combined with a proper humidity will help prevent infections and disease. Orchid-mix will be a suitable substrate. You can also attach the plant to a piece of bark. You can find this and other components in our ‘Plant Accessories’ section. Make sure moisture is able to drain from it. Old flowers can be cut from the plant.
Care:
Easy
easy
Place:
Indoor
indoor
Light:
No direct sun
no direct sun
Light:
Semi sun
semi sun
Watering:
Normal
normal
Watering tips:
Not standing in water
not standing in water
Maintenance:
Can be pruned
can be pruned
Air circulation:
Large
large
Place:
Artificial lighting
artificial lighting
Air humidity at day:
60-90%
60-90%
Air humidity at night:
70-90%
70-90%
Temperature max:
30 °C
30 °C
Temperature min:
15 °C
15 °C
Fertilize:
Medium
medium
Soil ph:
<6-7>
<6-7>
Soil type:
Mixed
mixed
Repotting:
After 1 year
after 1 year
 

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