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Orchid 'Platystele misera'

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Platystele misera

There is small and smaller. Platystele misera definitely fits into the second category. The flowers are no bigger than half a centimetre, but extremely beautiful. Their tiny size makes them slightly transparent, causing them to sparkle in the right light. The lip has a candy cane pink colour, which is also found in the veins of the petals. Platystele misera is perfect to brighten your terrarium.

Quantity:
Price: € 14.08
Platystele misera flower
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Platystele misera bulbs Platystele misera Platystele misera flower
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

Platystele misera is found in the mountains of Colombia, Peru and Ecuador. Growing at altitudes between 1.800 and 2.900 meters, it grows upon other plants. The entire plant has a maximum length of 15 centimetre, with its flower stalks almost twice as long as the egg shaped leaves. The flowers of Platystele misera are similar to more conventional orchids, but have a special transparency and colour.

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 misera is naturally found in mountainous areas, resulting in an orchid which can handle lower temperatures than others. During the day a temperature of 20⁰C is ideal, dropping to 12⁰C at night. Temperatures below 5⁰C and above 25⁰C can be too much for the orchid. This type needs a lot of light, but should be kept out of direct sunlight at all times, to prevent it from drying out. The humidity of the habitat of Platystele misera should be 80% and slightly more at night. Water with a lot of rainwater or distilled water in the blossoming periods and less in the periods of rest. Proper airflow combined with a proper humidity will help prevent infections and disease. Platystele misera can be kept in a pot with shreds of bark or attached to a piece of bark with moss. You can find this and other components in our ‘Plant Accessories’ section. Fertilize the orchid once every three months. Old flowers can be cut from the plant.

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 type:
Open
open

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