The orchid Odontoglossum It is one of the most interesting for beginners, especially for those who live in areas where the lowest temperatures are around ten degrees Celsius. In addition, with a minimum of care it is very easy to have it perfect.

Just you need to know some things that I am going to explain to you next. So showing off her will be like sewing and singing.

How is it?

Large Odontoglossum

First of all we are going to see what the Odontoglossum is like, or rather, the Odontoglossum. This is the name of a botanical genus of around 330 species of orchids originating from South America, specifically from the Andes mountains where they are found between 1500 and 3000 meters of altitude.

They are epiphytic plants, whose lanceolate leaves and flower stems sprout from a pseudobulb it remains almost completely buried below ground level. Its flowers, grouped in spike-type inflorescences, can be of various colors: white, violet, red, pink, bicolor.

What are their cares?

Now that we have seen what its characteristics are, we have to know how it is cared for so that we can provide it with the best care if we decide to buy a copy. They are as follows:

  • Weather: warm. It can be grown outdoors all year long if the temperature does not drop below 10ºC.
  • Location:
    • Exterior: it must be protected from direct sun.
    • Indoor: place in a room with plenty of natural light, away from drafts.
  • Substratum: specific for orchids (you can buy it here!).
  • Irrigation: 3-4 times a week in summer and a little less the rest of the year. Use lime-free water.
  • Subscriber: from spring to summer with an orchid compost (you can get it here!).
  • Pruning: remove dry, diseased or weak leaves, as well as dried flower stems.
  • Multiplication: by separation of the pseudobulbs in spring.

Did you know the Odontoglossum?