Monkey orchid for sale – Easy plant to grow and grow for the ornamental flowers and for the leaves, planting all year better to buy plant, rhizome or another option to start from seeds yet more challenging.
Monkey orchid – information before buying:
Growing information: perennial plant, growing hardiness zone: 10b-11a, but mostly grown as house plant, water needed – big amount, light conditions – full shade, height: 10-30 cm, 4-12 inches.
Blooming all year in Dracula face shaped flowers that appear in black, purple, red, blue, pink, white, orange, yellow, brown or green color.
Alternative names: Dracula simian, Monkey orchid, Monkey-like Dracula, Monkey face orchid
Monkey orchid for sale – What need to know before buying Monkey orchid? What do I need to check in the plant that I buy? What is recommended buying seeds or plant?
Monkey orchid for sale
Monkey orchid plant have special requirement so it is recommended to read and verify that the correct needs are provided to the plant.
Before buying – Buying Monkey Orchid, it is better to start from the plant than from seeds because the seeds are really hard to sow. If you buy a plant, check it is pest free and that the root system is healthy. If you start from seeds check you didn’t purchase a fraud, there were some complains of misleading as most of the sellers provide fake seed.
Growing in pot – Choose a container with a lot of holes from the side and the down. Better to have a transparent container to see the roots conditions. Hang the container because the flowers go from up, down and the sides.
Soil – need to use orchid soil or other lightly soil like peat moss, coconut, sphagnum moss with little bark and more. It’s better not to cover the soil but to cover the pot itself with plastic wrap that will keep the moist and humidity.
Watering – mostly water the plant with a spray.
Starting from seeds – Sow the seeds in a petri dish with agar agar. All the material needs sterilization and need with mask and clean gloves like in a lab. Use led lights. Another way to grow from seeds but with less chances of germination is to use orchid or coconut soil. It is needed to sterilize in the microwave and also the container but if microwave is not possible need to put in hot water. The right conditions are 20-25°C (68°F-77°F) with high humidity 65%+. In the soil add Sphagnum moss with little bark but better to use flask. As the seeds are small, it is recommended better not to pour water (the seeds could be washed down). Instead cover the pot with plastic wrap. It is better not to open it, so water from the bottom of the pot to let the soil absorb all the water and take the water out when finish watering.
Flowering season – The plant can produce flowers all the year if the right conditions are present. It’s better not to induce the plant to bloom all the time as it would kill the plant. Monkey face orchid flowers color can be: black, purple, red, blue, pink, white, orange, yellow, brown or green. The flower can be in more than one color and can be stripes, dots or shapeless.
Temperature required –The temperature should be around 20°C (68°F) in the day and 6 to 8°C(42 to 43°F) in the night with an humidity above 65%.