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Ornithocephalus inflexus

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  1. Tom-DE

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    Ornithocephalus inflexus
    Authored by: Tom-DE​

    Description: Ornithocephalus inflexus Lindl. 1840--This miniature can be found in central America (Mexico, Panama, Costa Rica...)at low to mid alt. forest. It grows on small trees/shrubs.

    Culture:

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

    Light: Low light

    Humidity: 60-80%

    Air circulation: Breeze

    Growing location: under light in the basement year round

    Growing medium: Mount - Cork

    Growing medium notes: use little bit of moss on the cork mount

    Water:
    - Frequency: Mist daily during the growing season but slightly drier during the winter months
    - Fertilizer & frequency: Normally 2X per months, None during the colder months.
    - Dry rest: Yes. During the colder months, I water my plant once every other day or every other two days.

    Blooming season: Spring, Summer

    Flower size: The flower is about 1/3" and the spike is about 2"-4" long

    Plant size: It is a fan shaped miniature, a compact twig epiphyte

    Other firsthand observations: This species can be grown under warmer growing condition. 1500FC is a good light level for this species.

    Other plants growing well nearby:
    Angraecum germinyanum
    Schoenorchis gemmata

    Sources:
    orchidspecies.com

    The information contained in this sheet is for personal use only. It is copyrighted by both the author and Orchids Interactive. It cannot be reproduced or distributed without the consent of both the author and Orchids Interactive.
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