Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Macodes preparing to flower
I have a strong feeling this plant is Macodes Petola. Its not easily found in the usual nurseries but with a bit of searching around, especially during orchid exhibitions, it can be found.
As for growing conditions, I am quite new to growing Jewels so I'm really not sure if I should be giving any advise but this plant is grown in my office with air-conditioning Mon-Friday 8am - 8 pm.
Medium is a mix of fine coconut husk (I cut them small), compost and sand. I suspect one of the plants doesn't like the excessive moisture and is showing signs of discomfort. This one is so far ok. I use Aqua Zonic Super Bright T5 60 cm, 24W x2 as light source. I turn off when I leave the office. Light is meant for aquarium and I bought it from one of the aquariums in Clementi Avenue 2.