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Sigmatostylix radicans

Sigmatostylix radicans

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Introducing Sigmatostylix radicans, also known as Ornithophora radicans, a stunning miniature epiphyte orchid native to the coastal regions of Brazil. This captivating orchid thrives in warm to hot climates at elevations around 400 meters, making it a perfect addition to your orchid collection.

Description: Sigmatostylix radicans boasts miniature-sized pseudobulbs adorned with slender, grass-like leaves. Its arching, slender inflorescence, measuring approximately 18 cm long, carries several tiny fragrant flowers. These flowers, measuring only 1/4 inch, emit a delightful honey scent, adding an enchanting ambiance to any space. With its greenish-yellow hue and birdlike protrusions, Ornithophora radicans flowers are a true marvel of nature.

Cultivating Tips: Growing Sigmatostylix radicans is a rewarding experience, especially when following these simple tips:

  1. Mounting: This orchid thrives best when mounted rather than potted. Use a suitable mounting material such as cork or tree fern to mimic its natural epiphytic habitat.
  2. Light: Provide intermediate light conditions with partial shade. Avoid exposing the plant to direct sunlight, as it may cause leaf burn.
  3. Temperature: Maintain warm to hot temperatures, replicating its native Brazilian climate.
  4. Watering: Keep the orchid evenly moist, especially during the growing season. However, ensure proper drainage to prevent waterlogged roots.
  5. Humidity: Maintain moderate to high humidity levels, especially in drier environments. Consider using a humidity tray or misting the plant regularly.
  6. Fertilization: Feed the orchid with a balanced orchid fertilizer diluted to half strength every two weeks during the growing season.
  7. Blooming: Enjoy the captivating display of fragrant flowers, which typically bloom in summer and fall. With proper care, your Sigmatostylix radicans may even bloom twice per year.
  8. Specimen Growth: Watch as your miniature clump grows into a specimen-sized plant over the years, rewarding you with an abundant array of flowers.

Fascinating Fact: The name Ornithophora, derived from "ornis" meaning bird and "phoros" meaning head, aptly describes the birdlike protrusions found on the flowers of this orchid. These unique features, along with its petite size and fragrant blooms, make Sigmatostylix radicans a prized addition to any orchid enthusiast's collection.

This is a near blooming size imported orchid division; newly repotted in a 3" pot; about 2 to 3 years to bloom; Grown from seed; Limited!

Experience the beauty and charm of Sigmatostylix radicans as it transforms your space into a lush oasis of natural wonder. Order yours today and embark on a journey of orchid cultivation like never before!

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