This is a clone of the reddest of the Sogo Grapes, with truly red flowers that are 3-inches in size with a deep waxy substance. Easy to grow and flower, we recommend not cutting the flower spikes off as they can rebloom year after year.
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Low to medium light. An East window or artificial light culture is ideal.
This plant likes a relative humidity of 50 percent or higher. The use of humidity trays or room humidifiers is beneficial.
Use of a humidity tray will help increase moisture levels.Water:
Water as the potting medium approaches dryness. More frequent watering while in bud or flower will help the flowers last longer.
Overwatering can cause several problems such as root rot and infectious bacteria/fungus in the potting medium. One product we offer that can help these problems if caught at an early stage is Phyton 27 bactericide and fungicide.Fertilizer:
Use 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 if plants are planted in bark. Be sure to flush the mix with clear water only once per month to prevent fertilizer salt build up. For plants in moss or mounted on slabs feed every third or 4th watering as the moss holds a lot of nutrients Or use GrowMore 20-10-20 Ureafree for municipal or well water. Use at the rate of ½ teaspoon per gallon. If using GrowMore with 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.
This plant flowers in the winter and spring months right on through summer with 3-inch waxy bright red flowers that can last from 3-5 months. Once the flower spike stops producing flowers do not cut them off as they can branch and bloom again for many years.Repotting:
Repot after flowering using New Zealand sphagnum moss or a medium grade bark mix. Keep dry at the roots for the first week to 10 days after repotting.