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This is a discussion on Psychopsis Papilio cultural tips needed. within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; How do you grow yours ? The info i,ve got so far suggests full shade ...
How do you grow yours ?
The info i,ve got so far suggests full shade , intermediate to hot .
It,s been in s/h(LECA & 25% charcoal) for a couple of weeks & it,s growing a treat.
It,s just the light requirements i,m not sure of.Basically being an Oncidium(or very closely related) i,d expect it to need a fair amount of light !
it does provide some advantages. I had the pleasure of visiting Milton Carpenter's nursery a while back and he had one growing in his phal house. The wire on it was wonderfully long--I'd say the lower light was a factor. The trick is to still give it enough light to get it to bloom!
These are such fab plants--love 'em. I grow mine in medium low light--higher than phals, lower than catts and they seem to continue to grow and thrive. Evenly moist, make sure the medium stays fresh. I use sphag in clay pots, grow them outside.