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Orchid 'Pleurothallis orbicularis 'Trichosalpinx orbicularis'

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Pleurothallis orbicularis 'Trichosalpinx orbicularis'
This species from Central America is extremely small. Pleurothallis orbicularis doesn't often get any bigger than 5 centimetre. Apart from being small, its flowers and leaves have a strange appearance. The leaves are purple on one side and green on the other. From each leaf a few purple or peach coloured flowers grow from the same stem. Pleurothallis orbicularis is a must-have for your terrarium or greenhouse!
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Price: € 25.66
Pleurothallis orbicularis 'Trichosalpinx orbicularis'
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Pleurothallis orbicularis 'Trichosalpinx orbicularis' Pleurothallis orbicularis 'Trichosalpinx orbicularis'
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

Pleurothallis orbicularis is found in the wild in Bolivia, Peru, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Colombia, Nicaragua and Panama at altitudes between 180 and 1.500 meters. This tiny plant grows upon trees. The leaves have found some sort of collaboration with the flowers. They grow from the same stem and serve as a sort of background for the flowers. One side of the leaves has the same purple colour as the flowers, while the other side is green. The flowers have elongated petals and don't get any bigger than 2,5 centimetre. Pleurothallis orbicularis blossoms during winter.
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

Pleurothallis orbicularis isn't hard to take care of. Due to its widespread habitat, it can be cultivated at temperatures between 14⁰C and 22⁰C. Make sure the temperature doesn't drop below 10⁰C or rise above 30⁰C, as this could prove to be more than it can handle. The humidity should ideally be around 80%. Unlike other orchids, this species needs a shade rich spot. Water Pleurothallis orbicularis every week and spray with water daily. Use rainwater or distilled water to prevent the accumulation of minerals in the roots. A proper airflow is important to prevent infections and disease. Pleurothallis orbicularis can be kept in a pot with orchid-mix, or attached to a piece of bark or wood. You can find this and other components in our ‘Plant Accessories’ section. You can add plant nutrition when needed. 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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