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Orchid 'Ornithophora radicans'

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Ornithophora radicans

The name Ornithophora (ornis = bird, phoros = head) refers to the birdlike protrusions on the flower of this orchid. It protrudes about half a centimetre from the flower, which is almost as far as the size of this pretty flower. Ornithophora radicans has a green white colour with brown parts in the flower. In the wild it is found in the coastal area of Brazil.

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Ornithophora radicans
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Ornithophora radicans Ornithophora radicans
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 the tropical forests of the Brazilian coast you will find Ornithophora radicans. It grows on trees there, so you can also keep it on a piece of bark at your home. The leaves of Ornithophora radicans are long, pointy and narrow, reaching a length of around 15 centimetre. The flowers are small, but numerous. They have a white lip and light green petals. A brown part with a yellow head grows from these flowers.

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

Ornithophora radicans flourishes in warm surroundings of 25⁰C. Don't let the temperature drop below 15⁰C or rise above 30⁰C. The habitat of Ornithophora radicans should have a humidity around 80%. The orchid should be in a semi-light spot, but avoid direct sunlight. Water the plant when the substrate has dried slightly. Water the plant using rainwater or distilled water to prevent the accumulation of minerals. In practice this will be watering three to five times a week. Every now and then you can add plant nutrition to this. During the period of rest, water is less and give it more light. Proper airflow will help prevent infections and disease. Orchid-mix is a suitable substrate for Ornithophora radican. 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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