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Cochleanthes aromatica

Cochleanthes aromatica

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Cochleanthes aromatica, also known as the Cockleshell Orchid, is a unique and intriguing orchid species. It is named for its distinctive flowers that resemble a seashell or a tiny slipper.

The blooms are small in size, with shades of yellow, green, and brown, often with maroon markings. Additionally, this orchid emits a pleasant fragrance, reminiscent of cinnamon or cloves. Cochleanthes aromatica is a captivating orchid variety that stands out with its unusual appearance and delightful scent.

Light: Provide moderate to bright, indirect light for Cochleanthes aromatica. It thrives in shaded conditions, such as an east or north-facing window with filtered light.

Temperature: Maintain warm to intermediate temperatures, ranging between 65°F to 80°F (18°C to 27°C) during the day and slightly cooler temperatures at night.

Humidity: This orchid prefers high humidity levels, around 70-80%. Consider using a humidifier or placing the plant on a humidity tray.

Watering: Water regularly to keep the growing medium slightly moist. Avoid overwatering, as it may lead to root rot. Allow the roots to dry slightly between waterings.

Potting Mix: Cochleanthes aromatica thrives in a well-draining orchid mix composed of bark, sphagnum moss, and perlite. Repot every 1-2 years or when the potting medium begins to decompose.

This is a blooming size orchid in a 4" pot, about 1 to 2 years to bloom, grown from seed, limited!

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