Macropodanthus cootesii – NE-131 – Seed Grown – Native Exotics
This is a miniature epiphytic species, it is endemic to the Philippines and is a warm intermediate grower. Flowers smell of citrus.
These specimens are well hardened-off seed-grown plants from our lab here at Native Exotics. They are small, about 2-3″ across. They’re still young, so some of the adult characteristics aren’t visible yet.
This plant prefers warm intermediate conditions, which means that it should be kept around 80-85°F during the day and 60-65°F at night with a very high relative humidity, allow to dry out some between watering.
Orchids as a genus, in most cases prefer high humidity, at least 55% RH for most species. In addition, they should be watered with distilled water, rainwater or reverse osmosis water rather than tap or well water. Fertilizing Orchids should only be done every two weeks using a fertilizer specifically for Orchids.