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Like other orchid
species, humidity is important for the best growth.
a small tray of
rocks or pebbles should be used for potted plants
Water should be added
to keep the pebbles covered at all times.
Damp soil is important
during peak growing and blooming seasons.
A good orchid potting bark that retains some moisture should be used.
should be used to increase humidity.
Several hours of
indirect light is best for live plants. Direct light can cause
leaves and flowers to scorch on the edges. A warm windowsill with lots of
indirect light can be the best spot.
Fertilizers may be
used to produce better blooms for many species.Care should be taken
to avoid overusing fertilizers for potted plants.Overuse can lead to
stunted plant growth or scorching of the leaves.
Dunk in a bucket of water for 15 minutes.
Cut the stem straight across
Mist the flowers daily with filtered or "burped water."