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Flower of the Holy Spirit Orchid (Peristeria Elata) Care

Written by Ivy

Nov 23 2021

Flower of the Holy Spirit Orchid (Peristeria Elata) Care
Flower of the Holy Spirit Orchid (Peristeria Elata) is a large-scale terrestrial orchid, which generally likes to grow in soil rich in organic matter. The flowering period of flower of the holy spirit orchid is from November to April of the next year. Its inflorescence is spiral infinite inflorescence, which blooms from bottom to top. The flower of the holy spirit is white and has a faint fragrance. It is an endangered flower species.

Flower of the Holy Spirit Orchid Temperature Care

Flower of the Holy Spirit Orchid (Peristeria Elata) Care
If we want to successfully propagate Peristeria Elata, we must ensure the environment it can adapt to. The required temperature in summer is 2L ℃ ~ 33 ℃, and 5 ℃ ~ 7 ℃ in winter is more appropriate. When the ambient temperature exceeds 35 ℃, it should be noted that in winter, if the temperature is lower than 10 ℃, the leaves begin to fall off gradually, that is, they enter the deciduous dormancy period.
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Flower of the Holy Spirit Orchid Light Care

When potted orchid flower of the holy spirit production is carried out in the greenhouse, it should be in a warm environment. Too strong sunlight will cause leaf burns or slow growth. However, if the shade is too large, the orchid Flower of the holy spirit becomes weak and grows in vain and is not easy to blossom. Therefore, spring, summer and autumn can accept the light in the morning and evening. It is OK to use 50% ~ 60% shading net around noon.

Flower of the Holy Spirit Orchid Moisture Care

Humid environment is the favorite of Flower of the Holy Spirit Orchid. Generally, it grows well in places with abundant moisture and high air humidity. Therefore, pay attention to observation every day to keep the plant material slightly wet. However, it shall not be too wet or ponding, otherwise the root system of the flower of the holy spirit orchid will rot. When summer and autumn are hot and dry, spray water into plants to ensure humidity in the air.
Flower of the Holy Spirit Orchid (Peristeria Elata) Care

Flower of the Holy Spirit Orchid Fertilizer Care

During the period of germination of new plants and leaves and vigorous vitality, fertilize the orchid flower of the holy spirit in combination with watering. Pay attention not to apply too much fertilizer. Too thick fertilizer is easy to hurt the root and die. It is better to apply more diluted concentration fertilizer than the specified amount.
Generally, thin cake fertilizer and water are applied every half a month or a small amount of slow-release granular compound flower fertilizer is applied around the basin edge every two months. If chemical fertilizer is applied, the fertilizer with the ratio of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium of 30:10:10 should be 2000 times liquid, which should not be too low.
Autumn is the hypertrophy stage of the pseudobulb. The application of nitrogen fertilizer should be reduced and the fertilizer with the ratio of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium of 10:30:20 should be used to facilitate the maturation of the pseudobulb and promote the formation of flower buds. At the same time, we can spray potassium dihydrogen phosphate or Huabao diluted 1000 ~ 2000 times every half month, which can increase the nutrient accumulation of the plant, be conducive to the overwintering of the plant and enhance the cold tolerance.