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ZYGOPETALUM

The Zygopetalum (zy-go-PET-uh-lum) is a good choice for a windowsill orchid grower. Enthusiasts of the Zygopetalum enjoy its musky fragrance and dominant purple lip.

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TEMPERATURE

Intermediate temperatures (55°-60° F/13°-15.6°C) are ideal for this orchid. During the summer, this orchid can tolerate higher temperatures if it is shaded and well-watered. Avoid, cool, wet temperatures below 55° F / 13° C.

 

LIGHT

These orchids enjoy bright light. (2000-3000 fc). Avoid direct light. If your windowsill is insufficient, artificial light works fantastically.

 

HUMIDITY

Zygopetalums grow best with humidity levels of at least 50% – though they can tolerate lower levels. Use a humidifier if necessary and a fan set to low to provide air movement. Home growers: remember 50% is the maximum recommendation. Easily track humidity levels with a humidistat.

WATER

Water frequently, to keep the roots from drying out, yet the potting mix should never be soggy. When watering take care to avoid water on the leaves.

 

FERTILIZATION

Apply balanced fertilizer three out of four weeks. On the fourth week, flood the potting media to rinse fertilizer salts. If the orchid is potted in bark, use a high nitrogen fertilizer (9-3-6).

 

POTTING & MEDIA

This orchid grows well in a slightly water-retentive, yet free-draining mix. For best results, use fir-bark based potting media mixed with small amounts of wool rock. Remember, the roots should never completely dry out, yet the potting mix should never be sodden.

 

TIPS

The Zygopetalum blooms in winter or early spring.

Divide when new growths are evident.

 

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