How to grow Odontocidium Catatante

Odontocidium Catatante growing orchid leaf plant of the genus Odontocidium also known as Pacific sunspots orchid, Odontocidium Catatante perennial evergreen used as ornamental plant, can grow in tropic, subtropics climate, greenhouse or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 11+.

Leaves color green in in oval shape the leaf fleshy grow on like a bulb.

Odontocidium Catatante flower

Flower color orange, flower shape its five narrow petals linear to elliptic and one petal in double apron shape with decoration.

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Requirements for Odontocidium Catatante growing and care:

Recommend temperature at day time 24C (75F) – 30C (85F) at night time 13C (55F) – 18C (65F), 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 change 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 / Seeds / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No, but really 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

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, spider mite

Pruning season:
After bloom

How to prune:
Old yellow leaves, after the bloom cut the stem 2 cm after the bloom dies

Size of the plant?
20-60 cm, 12-24 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Slow growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Shade (a lot of light)

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Most of the year (in climate with different between the summer and the winter will bloom in the spring and the autumn)

General information about the flower
Double apron shape with decoration petal and five narrow petals linear to elliptic in orange color

Scientific name:

Odontocidium Catatante

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