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Orchid 'Platystele stenostachya'

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Platystele stenostachya

This orchid is perfect if you're looking for a hardy plant for your terrarium. Platystele stenostachya is found in various regions and varying altitudes which makes it more resilient to less than ideal circumstances. Platystele stenostachya is a very small orchid with flowers smaller than a centimetre. This doesn't take anything away from its beautiful gold and honey coloured flowers.

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Platystele stenostachya
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Plant type
flowering plant
Place
indoor
Place
artificial lighting
Adult width:
< 7 cm
Light
no direct sun
Light
semi sun
Watering
normal
Properties
limited

Product info

Platystele stenostachya is found in the wild at altitudes up to 1.700 meters from Mexico to Bolivia and Suriname. The leaves of the orchid don't get any bigger than 5 centimetre and the flower stalk is even smaller, with a maximum length of 2 centimetre. The lip of Platystele stenostachya can vary in colour from dark yellow to red. One of these can carry dozens of flowers.

Height:
5 cm
5 cm
Width:
5 cm
5 cm
Adult height:
< 7 cm
< 7 cm
Adult width:
< 7 cm
< 7 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 stenostachya 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 stenostachya 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 stenostachya 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 when needed. 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 ph:
<5-7>
<5-7>
Soil type:
Open
open
 

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