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Prosthechea prismatocarpa

Prosthechea prismatocarpa

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Introducing the Prism-Shaped Prosthechea prismatocarpa!

Native to the lush landscapes of Mexico and Central America, specifically Costa Rica and Panama's Chiriquí province, the Prosthechea prismatocarpa is a delightful orchid species that will captivate any plant enthusiast. This epiphytic beauty boasts elongated, conic pseudobulbs measuring up to 15 cm in length and 5 cm in diameter, accompanied by elegant oblong-elliptic leaves that reach a stunning 33 cm in length.

What truly sets the Prism-Shaped Prosthechea apart is its exquisite flowering display. During spring, summer, and fall, this orchid will grace your surroundings with a breathtaking show of waxy, fragrant blossoms. The flowers, typically 5 cm in diameter, showcase a vibrant sulfur-yellow color adorned with captivating dark, sepia-brown or crimson spots. The lip of the flower exhibits a range of shades from creamy yellow to pink-red, adding an extra touch of elegance.

Cultivating the Prism-Shaped Prosthechea is a joy, as it thrives in a variety of conditions. When it comes to light, a moderate level of 20000-30000 lux is ideal. It is recommended to provide filtered or dispersed light to prevent direct exposure, especially during noon, while ensuring a continuous supply of strong air movement.

During summer, average temperatures of 24-27 °C during the day and 13-15 °C at night are perfect, with daily fluctuations of 10-14 °C. In winter, maintaining temperatures around 23-26 °C during the day and 12-13 °C at night, with a similar daily fluctuation range, will keep the plant happy.

Humidity is key for the thriving of the Prism-Shaped Prosthechea. Throughout most of the year, aim for a humidity level of 85-90%. However, during the late winter dry period, the humidity can drop to around 70%. Mist or humidify the plant regularly to maintain optimal conditions.

When it comes to substrate and growing media, mounting the Prosthechea prismatocarpa on pieces of tree ferns or cork is highly recommended. During the summer, ensure high humidity and water the plant daily. In extremely hot and dry weather, additional waterings may be required throughout the day. Alternatively, pot cultivation is also suitable. Use a fast-drying substrate that includes perlite to retain some moisture and charcoal for breathability, preventing waterlogging.

Repotting should be done at the end of winter or early spring, coinciding with the emergence of new roots. This timing allows the plant to establish itself in a fresh environment for optimal growth.

Watering is an essential aspect of caring for this orchid. While rainfall in its native habitat is moderate, cultivated plants should be watered frequently, allowing the substrate to slightly dry out before the next watering. During autumn, as new growths reach maturity, reduce the amount of water slightly.

Proper fertilization is crucial for the health of the Prism-Shaped Prosthechea. Use 1/4 to 1/2 of the recommended dose of orchid fertilizer on a weekly basis. A fertilizer with a high nitrogen content is beneficial from spring to mid-summer, while a phosphorus-rich fertilizer can be applied in late summer and autumn.

In winter, the Prosthechea prismatocarpa enters a rest period. Reduce watering during this time, allowing the plant to become slightly dry before the next watering. However, be cautious not to let the plant remain dry for an extended period. Fertilization should be limited or completely stopped until spring, when stronger watering resumes.

This is a blooming size in a 4” pot, developin 3 new growths, about 1 to 2 years to bloom grown from seed, limited!

With its enchanting fragrance, vibrant colors, and ease of care, the Prism-Shaped Prosthechea prismatocarpa is a must-have addition to any orchid collection. Delight in its graceful blooms and enjoy the rewards of cultivating this remarkable native treasure from Mexico and Central America.

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