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Thecopus maingayi

Thecopus maingayi

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Introducing the captivating and rare Thecopus maingayi orchid! This delightful little species is bound to steal your heart with its unique characteristics.

Resembling Bulbophyllums, it features plump pseudobulbs crowned by a single broad leaf measuring 3 inches long. The enchanting flower spikes hang gracefully from the base of the pseudobulbs, showcasing earthy green petals with intricate purple markings and a delicate white and purple lip. Our plants are available in young, blooming size and come in 3.5-inch pots.

Thecopus maingayi species is native to peninsular Malaysia, Borneo, and Thailand, thriving in intermediate to warm temperatures. Typically, it flowers during the fall months, adorning your space with its charming blooms. The petite flowers measure approximately half to three-quarters of an inch and appear on a 5-6-inch spike, boasting up to 10 long-lasting flowers.

Cultivating Thecopus maingayi is a rewarding experience. Here are some tips to ensure its optimal growth:

Light Requirements: Provide your orchid with low light conditions, ideally between 800-1800 foot candles. Avoid direct sunlight, as it may scorch the leaves.

Watering: Keep the substrate evenly moist. Avoid overwatering or allowing the roots to sit in water. Orchids prefer a well-draining medium.

Temperature: Maintain a warm environment for your orchid, as it thrives in intermediate to warm temperatures. Avoid exposing it to cold drafts.

Fertilization: Apply a balanced orchid fertilizer according to the manufacturer's instructions. Regular feeding during the growing season will promote healthy growth and flowering.

Humidity: Orchids generally appreciate higher humidity levels. Consider using a humidifier or placing a tray with water near the orchid to increase humidity around the plant.

Repotting: Repot your orchid every 1-2 years using a well-draining orchid potting mix. Choose a pot that allows for sufficient root growth and drainage.

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

Thecopus maingayi stands out with its intriguing plant habit and flower form. With its vibrant colors and dainty blooms, this orchid will be a fascinating addition to any orchid collection or as a unique centerpiece in your home or office. Don't miss the chance to cultivate this extraordinary orchid and enjoy its beauty for years to come!

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