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Orchid 'Chysis bractescens'

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Specifications
Chysis bractescens
This popular orchid is easy to take care of and carries beautiful large white flowers. In the middle of the flowers there is an orange lip on the inside. Chysis bractescens can be found in Mexico, Nicaragua and the countries in between. The leaves of this species grow from thick stems and have a slender, pointy shape. These flowers are a sight to behold and exude a pleasant fragrance.
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Price: € 46.27
Chysis bractescens
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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

Chysis bractescens is found in the tropical forests of Central America in Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatamala, Belize and Nicaragua. It grows at altitudes between 800 to 1.500 meters upon other plants and trees, making this an epiphytic species. Chysis bractescens has odd stems compared to other orchids. They are quite thick and covered in a white scaly membrane. Leaves grow from this stem reaching 50 centimetre. During winter Chysis bractescens sheds its leaves. The 7,5 centimetre flowers are bright white with a dark yellow lip. In some cases it is brownish or striped. They grow in clusters of 10 flowers at a time, with makes the blossoming spectacular.
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
Temperature winter:
10 °C
10 °C
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

Chysis bractescens doesn't need much attention and is often kept on the windowsill. Be sure to keep it out of bright sunlight though, as it can dry out the plant. The temperature should be around 22⁰C, dropping 6⁰C at night. Water Chysis bractescens three to five times a week with rainwater or distilled water. During winter this should be less, but don't let the thick stem dry out. A humidity around 70% would be ideal, but this orchid also tolerates less. Always keep a good airflow around the plant to prevent infections and disease. Chysis bractescens can be attached to a piece of bark, but can also be kept in a pot with orchid-mix. Make sure water is able to drain from it to prevent rot and disease. Orchid-mix and other components can be found in our ‘Plant Accessories’ section. You can fertilize this plant, but do it with caution. Old flowers can be cut from the orchid.
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:
No-air movement
No-air movement
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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