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Orchid 'Pleurothallis costaricense ‘Big’'

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Pleurothallis costaricense ‘Big’

The name of this orchid already tells us where it originally came from, Costa Rica. Pleurothallis costaricense can also be found in Panama. It is usually a small plant of around 10 centimetre, but Araflora offers a larger version of Pleurothallis costaricense. The flowers of the orchid have the shape of the bill of a duck and carry the beautiful combination of yellow and purple colours.

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Pleurothallis costaricense ‘L’
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Pleurothallis costaricense ‘L’ Pleurothallis costaricense ‘L’
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

Not the lip, but the flower petals give Pleurothallis costaricense its beautiful and unique appearance. These have a curved shape and are positioned across from one another, like the shell of a pistachio. They are yellow with purple veins or shading towards the middle of the flower. A plant can grow multiple flower stalks, each carrying multiple flowers. The leaves of Pleurothallis costaricense are slightly spoon shaped and usually have a length of around 5 centimetre. This orchid is naturally found in Panama and Costa Rica at altitudes between 650 and 1.800 meters. The version Araflora offers here is larger than this, so you can enjoy this beautiful orchid even more.

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

Pleurothallis costaricense isn't hard to take care of. Due to the widespread habitat the orchid can be kept at a temperature between 14⁰C and 22⁰C. Temperatures below 10⁰C and above 30⁰C can be too much for the orchid. The humidity should be around 80%. In contrast to many other orchids, this one flourishes in a spot with a lot of shade. Water Pleurothallis costaricense every week and spray daily with a light sprinkle from a plant spray. Use rainwater or distilled water to prevent the accumulation of minerals. Proper airflow combined with a proper humidity will help prevent infections and disease. Pleurothallis costaricense can be kept in a pot with orchid-mix or attached to a piece of bark of wood. You can find this and other components in our ‘Plant Accessories’ section. You can add plant nutrition when needed. Old flower stems 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 ph:
<5-7>
<5-7>
Soil type:
Open
open
 

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