Mokara orchid grow and care – orchid leaf plant epiphytic of the genus Mokara, Mokara orchid perennial evergreen used as ornamental cut-flower plant, can grow in tropic, subtropics climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 12+.
Leaves color green in in oval shape the leaf fleshy grow on stem.
80% humidity, recommend temperature in day time 15C (60F) can survive 11C (52F) to 35C (95F) but not recommend, moist, 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 – start from daughter plants, need to wait that the daughter plant establish before split
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction? Yes
Difficulties or problems when growing: Need to keep wet all the time without to grow it in the ground or pot
Planting season: All year
Pests and diseases: Aphids
Pruning season: All year
How to prune: Old yellow leaves, after the bloom finished cut the stem 2 cm after the dead part of the stems, when all the bloom stem die need to cut it to the base, root pruning is important – cut dead roots.
Size of the plant? 20-60 cm, 12-24 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition: Medium growing / Slow growing
Water requirement: Average amount of water to big amount of water, the main idea of watering that it will be also humidity can create it manually by using spray or fogger system, also need to check that the soil and the pot give the right drainage
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing: Full Sun / Half Shade (some variety will burn in full sun and other suffer in half shade)
Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant? Yes (only with a lot of light on the window)
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers: Yes (but better to grow it with nothing on a bark or something synthetic), when grow in containers need choose transparent because it can check the roots system, the health and if need to switch, can be used in special orchid soil, or to use wood chip (big) coconut, need to make enough holes in the pot because good drainage it’s important, better every year to switch part of the soil in the pot, possible also every two year to switch all
Bloom season: Most of the year in colder places not in the winter
General information about the flower Petals shape can be in ovate to elliptic shape there are five petals merge in the base, color can be: purple, red, pink, white, orange, yellow, the flower can be in more than one color it can be with dots