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Orchid 'Polystachya fallax'

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Polystachya fallax

This beautiful orchid originates from the rainforests of Africa. The flowers are a pearly white with purple and yellow parts. The petals are all curved downwards, making the flower look quite special. Polystachya fallax is originally quite a small species, but we offer you a larger variation. This emphasizes the beautiful flowers of Polystachya fallax, which appear in clusters of up to 7, even more.

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Polystachya fallax
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Polystachya fallax Polystachya fallax
Plant type
flowering plant
Place
indoor
Place
artificial lighting
Adult width:
6 cm
Light
no direct sun
Light
semi sun
Watering
normal
Properties
limited

Product info

Polystachya fallax generally doesn't get any bigger than 10 centimetre. However, Araflora offers a larger variation. It is found in its natural habitat in the African countries Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda and Zaire. There Polystachya fallax grows upon trees at altitudes between 1.350 and 1.600 meters. The flowers have a bright white colour with a relatively large protruding yellow petal and a purple dot in the middle. They grow in clusters of around 7 flowers, which smell as good as they look.

Height:
6 cm
6 cm
Width:
5 cm
5 cm
Adult height:
7 cm
7 cm
Adult width:
6 cm
6 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 Africa
South Africa
Altitude range:
0-1000 m
0-1000 m

Plant care

Polystachya fallax is relatively easy to take care of. It is best kept in a greenhouse or other light spot, as it needs a lot of sunlight. This orchid also needs a high humidity of around 80%. Polystachya fallax flourishes in temperatures between 18⁰C and 22⁰C. For the best growth results, use rainwater or distilled water whenever the substrate has dried slightly. In practise this will be two to three times a week. Proper airflow combined with a proper humidity will help prevent infections and disease. The best substrate is a piece of bark or cork, but orchid-mix is also suitable. You can find this and other components in our ‘Plant Accessories’ section. Make sure water is able to drain from it. Fertilize with caution. 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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