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colmanara orchid

× Colmanara 'Black Pearl'

colmanara orchid

£29.99
Availability: in stock 12cm pot

Product description

  • Position: bright but indirect light
  • Soil: these plants do not need to grow in compost, but if potting up, use a specialist orchid compost
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Hardiness: tender (indoors only)
  • Current height: plant approximately 60cm
  • Number of stems: 2 flower stems

    A rare and exotic beauty, this orchid is definitely one for the connoisseur. Each flower is a combination of pure white and deepest plum (almost black), and they appear in generous numbers, so the overall effect is really impressive.

  • Home care: Water weekly by sitting the pot in a tray of water (or the kitchen sink) for 15 minutes so it can soak up as much as they like, then leave it to drain throughly before moving it back into position. Maintain temperatures around 15-24°C and keep them in a bright spot with protection from direct sunshine during spring and summer. Don't worry if the roots grow outside the pot. In their native environment, they grow in the crooks of branches, and use these aerial roots to absorb water from the air. They do not mind being overcrowded in their pots, so you only need to repot them when the growth starts to suffer.