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Orchid 'Barbosella dusenii'

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Barbosella dusenii

This creeping orchid is ideal as a background plant in a terrarium. Originally from the Brazilian rain forest where it grows as an epiphyte on trees, it has a high level of tolerance for different temperatures. In autumn, it produces tiny little flowers with a distinctive lip, attached by a kind of knuckle to the rest of the flower.

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Barbosella dusenii
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Barbosella dusenii
Plant type
flowering plant
Place
indoor
Place
artificial lighting
Adult width:
< 10 cm
Light
semi sun
Light
shade
Watering
normal
Properties
mini

Product info

This orchid grows in a highly distinctive way in the Brazilian rainforest to which it is native. It produces tiny leaves on long, creeping rhizomes. Flower stems form on the rhizome at the base of the leaves and can be up to 4 centimetres long. They bear yellowish green flowers which are up to 5 centimetres in diameter. The lip of the plant is also yellowish green with some red.

Height:
2 cm
2 cm
Width:
5 cm
5 cm
Adult height:
2 cm
2 cm
Adult width:
< 10 cm
< 10 cm
Flower colour:
White
white
Flower period:
Oct-Mar
Oct-Mar
Temperature winter:
10 °C
10 °C
Product type:
Plant
plant
Plant type:
Flowering plant
flowering plant
Growth habit:
Creeping
creeping
Growth habit:
Epifytical
epifytical
Growth rate:
Normal
normal
Properties:
Mini
mini
Araflora info:
Special
special
Natural habitat:
South America
South America
Altitude range:
500-1500 m
500-1500 m

Plant care

This orchid does best at room temperature. With a sufficiently high level of humidity it can flourish in temperatures as high as 30 degrees Celsius. High humidity not only enables the plant to tolerate warmer temperatures. It also promotes better and more rapid growth. If cultivated in a terrarium, Barbosella dusenii must not be positioned too close to other fast-growing plants where it could soon be overwhelmed because it is so small. Like most tropical orchids, Barbosella dusenii is best grown as an epiphyte and kept moist but not wet. Regular feeding with orchid fertiliser at a quarter strength will encourage strong growth.

Care:
Easy
easy
Place:
Indoor
indoor
Light:
Semi sun
semi sun
Light:
Shade
shade
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:
20-40cm
20-40cm
Soil ph:
<5-7>
<5-7>
Soil type:
Open
open
 

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