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Orchid 'Luisia zollingeri'

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Specifications
Luisia zollingeri
Luisia zollingeri is a rare, warm growing orchid from Southeast Asia. This orchid grows as multiple, pendant and succulent stems. The small, detailed flowers arise in between the leaves. This species is grown in warm greenhouses and with special care indoors.
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Luisia zollingeri
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Luisia zollingeri Luisia zollingeri Luisia zollingeri
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

Luisia zollingeri is an orchid with an extraordinary appearance which grows naturally in Southeast Asia. This epiphytic plant grows thick roots to anchor itself to branches of tropical trees. The species consists of multiple, round, succulent stems. At the end of these stems the leaves are formed that have a similar shape but are folded. The whole plant has a dark green to mint green color. In between the leaves it is possible for this plant to produce a very short inflorescence, carrying multiple flowers. The flowers reach a maximum size of around one centimeter and have a relatively large, burgundy labellum. The outermost tepals are bright yellow. Propagating this plant is done by dividing older individuals. Make sure every division has a couple of mature stems with sufficient healthy roots.
Height:
8 cm
8 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:
North-East Asia
North-East Asia
Altitude range:
0-1000 m
0-1000 m

Plant care

Luisia zollingeri grows naturally as a pendant epiphyte on mossy branches of tropical trees up to an altitude of around 1000 meters. This species requires higher temperatures with a minimum temperature of 18 degrees Celsius. Humidity could be fluctuating but preferably it should be above 70%. Provide ample ventilation. Place this orchid in a spot with bright light conditions; in the higher parts of a warm greenhouse or a southern or eastern windowsill are decent locations. Direct sunlight is well tolerated. Use an excellent-draining, airy epiphyte substrate consisting of large bark chips for the main part. Water this species regularly in spring and summer. Let the substrate dry out completely in between waterings in autumn and winter. Fertilize this orchid once every two weeks in the growing season with specialized orchid fertilizer, half the recommended dosage.
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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