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Euchile citrina

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  1. Tom-DE

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    Euchile citrina
    Authored by: Tom-DE​

    Description: AKA Encyclia citrina, Cattleya citrina or..., It is a Mexican species from mid to high atl.

    Culture:

    Temps:
    - Summer: 65-75
    - Winter: 55-70F or slightly cooler

    Light: High light

    Humidity: 60-80%

    Air circulation: Breeze

    Growing location: under HID light in the basement year round

    Growing medium: Mount - Other

    Growing medium notes: My plant is on hardwood stick mount.

    Water:
    - Frequency: water it every other day during the growing season. Once the new growths mature (around January), reduce the watering by 50%, Increase the watering when the plant starts forming flower buds
    - Fertilizer & frequency: 2x per month during the growing season; less or none during the colder months
    - Dry rest: Yes. keep the plant cooler and drier during the winter months.

    Blooming season: Spring, Summer

    Flower size: The fragrant flower is about 3"

    Plant size: A small/medium, compact, pendant growing species with bluish leaves. This species is semi-deciduous.

    Other firsthand observations: A light winter rest is benefitial--Cool(55-65F), drier and bright light(3000FC)

    Other plants growing well nearby:
    Cuitlauzina pendula
    Euchile mariae

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