Do You Know About A Bamboo Orchid
Bamboo Orchid Plant
When you think of bamboo you really think of bamboo sticks, don't you?
There is an orchid that grows wild in some of the warmer climates like Hawaii and Southeast Asia called the Bamboo Orchid Plant. This is a very pretty orchid plant that easily grows on the hillsides.
Imagine having a bamboo orchid plants in your backyard that are growing behind your home. What a pretty site that would be.
These orchids usually grow to 5-6 feet. The stems are actually the pseudobulbs. A new pseudobulb grows each year.
One of the variety, Sobralia, can grow well in light shade as well. This genus doesn't grow as tall either. It usually tops out at about 4 feet.
Temperature range is quite wide, from a low of 40 degrees to a high of 80+. You don't see the bamboo orchid plant very much in the cooler climates of the Northeast or North Central states. If any they are usually indoor plants or out in the summer only.
My wife has one of these that is still quite small, but this summer she is putting it outside just to see what it will do.
Bamboo orchid plants need to stay moist. Do not allow them to dry out. Humidity is also very good for them as well. So if indoors you should be sure the humidity is about 50%. If not you can use a humidity tray.
Fertilize them about every other week with a weak, diluted solution.
Some people can have flowers on their orchids all year round. We haven't had that luck. And the flowers are fragrant.
If you can get one of the bamboo orchid plant I am sure that you will be able to see it grow. Imagine, growing a five foot orchid!
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