Aliceara grow and care – orchid leaf plant of the genus Aliceara hybrid orchid also known as Alcra, Aliceara perennial evergreen used as ornamental fragrant cut flower plant, can grow in subtropics, mediterranean climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 10b-12.
Leaves color green in in oval shape the leaf a bit fleshy.
Flower fragrant color can be: purple, brown, red, blue, pink, white, orange, yellow, black or green, the flower can be in more than one color it can be stripes, dots or shapeless, there are 6 petals 5 petals elliptic with pointed top and the oval remind tongue, the petals can be waxy or ever little bit in spiral.
Induce blooming effects in different temperature between day and night, more cold at night and also short day, the bloom can last up 3 month
Recommend temperature at day time 20C (68F) – +30C (85F) at night time 15C (59F) – +20C (68F) night need to be colder than the days in order to bloom, can survive from +3C- 35C (37-95F), moist, high humidity, change old soil, cork soil, bark or bark chip, transparent pot, pot in that will be fit (not too big) room temperature water, clean water (rain water), when change pot need to cut the dead root, need to cork before start to become compost and acid, recommend to use Styrofoam to give air for the root, drained soil
What is the best way to start growing? Plant / Vegetative Reproduction
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction? Yes, hard to start from seeds
Difficulties or problems when growing: Need to change the pots and the roots grow once a year, better not to put it directly in big pot
Planting season: All year (better not in the winter)
Pests and diseases: Aphids, spider mites
Pruning season: All year
How to prune: Dead leaves and bloom stems
Size of the plant? 0.5-1.2 m, 20-48 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition: Slow growing
Water requirement: Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing: Full Shade
Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant? Yes
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers: Yes
Bloom season: Spring / Autumn (When there are different temperature between the day and the night)
General information about the flower Fragrant flower with 6 petals 5 petals elliptic with pointed top and the oval remind tongue, the petals can be waxy or ever little bit in spiral, color can be: purple, brown, red, blue, pink, white, orange, yellow, black or green, the flower can be in more than one color it can be stripes, dots or shapeless