Anoectochilus siamensis X Roxburghii

Anoectochilus siamensis X Roxburghii

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Anoectochilus siamensis X Roxburghii is a jewel orchid hybrid from the Orchidaceae family with round, green leaves and silvery veining.  

Genus name comes from the Ancient Greek words anoiktos (ἀνοικτός) meaning ‘opened’ and cheilos (χεῖλος) meaning ‘lip’. Specific epithet is derived from the Latin words albus meaning ‘white’, linea meaning ‘line’ and atus meaning ‘that bears’.

Pot: ø 6cm.

Height: Approximately 7cm from base of pot.

Light: Indirect light or shade, between 250-400 foot-candles. It is important for the plant to see the sky in order to survive.

Water: Keep the moss moist - providing that the plant is receiving adequate light. 

Potting medium: Sphagnum moss or a mix of coco chips, coco coir, pine bark, perlite and worm castings, you could also add a layer of sphagnum moss to the top to keep the temperature up and moisture in.

Fertilising: Feed your plant monthly during the growing season or when you observe active growth. You can dilute fertiliser to half the recommended amount but never add more.

Temperature: 16-28°C, optimum 22˚C.

Humidity: Higher humidity is best (80%), these plants work well in a terrarium. You can increase humidity by placing the plant on a watered pebble tray, under a cloche or using a humidifier.

Unable to find concrete information about whether or not this plant is toxic, other Jewel Orchids are non-toxic but use your own judgement regarding placement.