Epidendrums are a beautiful and tough plant. These produce flowers all year round, suited to pots and garden beds. Epidendrums will grow anywhere, on a cork block, or tree-fern slab, in a pot or in a garden bed. The crucial element is the plants need for a loose, open, free draining surrounding for the roots to prevent rot.
Plants grown in the open need to be protected from frosts. Some remarkable species, like Epidendrum Calanthum, are Litho-phytic plants, which means that they can grow on rocks.
Epidendrums grow in all regions of Australia. This Australian Climate Guide map is intended as a guide only and climatic conditions may vary between specific regions.
When Your Bare Rooted Epidendrums Arrive
Oldboy’s Flowers provide bare rooted Epidendrums that are on average, 1 foot long. This means they have matured and ready to flower that year. As mentioned above, you can tie the cutting to a post, Or plant them in a pot or garden bed.
WHERE TO PLANT - GARDEN
1.Choose a well drained spot in the garden that attracts full sun to part shade and protected from wind.
2 . Enrich the soil with some good quality liquid fertiliser. We suggest using Grow Micro - which you can purchase here >> https://www.oldboysflowers.com.au/products/liquid-fertilisers
3 . Bury the roots in Ground, ensuring the fertiliser used is well drained
4 . Space 30cm apart. Water sparingly
5 . Once growth starts, feed every 2 - 3 weeks with liquid fertiliser. Instructions are on the back of the Grow Micro bottle to guide you from seedling to bloom stage..
WHERE TO PLANT - POT
1. Keep the plant moist but the surface of the bark should not be drenched.
2.Orchids like to be pot bound, so re-potting is not important. Re-potting epidendrums is not recommended and at most, be done once every three years or so in order to refresh the potting medium.
3. Use an orchid mix and a pot just big enough to fit the coiled roots
5. Use Grow micro liquid fertiliser during the growth to bloom stage.
1. Epidendrum orchids are very fussy once they are used to particular conditions. A sudden change of pot, altogether with a change of place, can be a dramatic change for your plant, and it may lead to poor health.
2. The good news is that Epidendrum orchids are quite generous with flowers. They can bloom several times during the year, and the flowers are relatively long-lasting.
3. These plants will prefer a coarse mixture with plenty of air spaces.
4. Epidendrums planted in a clay pot in comparison to a plastic pot, requiresmore watering.
5. We HIGHLY recommend using this Soil tester . These measure sunlight, soil moisture, temperature and soil pH with this is 4 in 1 digital soil pH meter survey instrument. This soil tester measures the 4 most vital statistics needed for consistant growing conditions of all kinds of indoor/outdoor plants and lawns.
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