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Intro:This plant is a mericlone, which was originally was registered back in 1990. This plant is also one of the parents of the famous plant "Blc. Toshie Aoki" which is also listed on this website.Light:This plant prefers medium light from 2000 - 3500 foot-candles. In northern climates, more light can be given during the winter months when the sun is low and the days are short.Humidity:50% or higher is ideal.Water:This plant will tolerate municipal water if the pH is below 7.5. Water as the medium dries out. When in bud or flower it is important to keep the mix moist at the root system or you may develop bud blast where the buds abort due to the lack of moisture.Fertilizer:Use GrowMore 20-10-20 Ureafree for municipal or well water. Use at the rate of ½ teaspoon per gallon. If using rain, distilled,
or reverse osmosis water, add back in 5 - 10% municipal or well water to supply the necessary calcium and magnesium.
Fertilize every other watering in the summer and every third watering in the winter.
We also highly recommend
Green Jungle Orchid Food, especially formulated to work with rain, distilled, reverse osmosis water or water low in alkalinity. Fertilize with Green Jungle every time you water.Flowering:This plant typically blooms in the late summer to late fall months. Generally new growths emerge immediately amongst those growths near maturity, so it is possible for the plant to bloom twice within 2-6 months. Flowers are large, approximately 6-7" in size. They have a slight fragrance of vanilla. The flowers can last up to 6 weeks.Repotting:Repot this plant during the spring months using a medium grade bark mix and clay pot. This will allow time for the root system to recover and new growths to mature properly for flowering in the fall. We recommend that after repotting you allow the plant to be slightly dry for the first week to allow any damaged roots to heal and seal off. Place the oldest growth of the plant (usually smaller seedling leaves) to the back of the pot, allowing new growth to emerge in the front. Repot every one to two years.