Harding Prosthechea is a genus in the orchid family Orchidaceae. The name is derived from the Greek word prostheke appendix , referring to the appendage on the back of the column. Appendage orchid is a common name for this genus. Higgins as a distinct genus see references. Two species were later transferred to Euchile E.
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This species was described by Carl Leslie Withner in There are reports of these plants meeting on the slopes facing the Gulf of Mexico in the state of Veracruz. They grow in fairly dark oak and oak-pine forests at heights of m.
They have a hanging habit, hanging upside down from the bottom of the tree branches on which they grow. The Citrus Euchile blooms in the spring or early summer on an apical, pendant racemose inflorescence that is the 20 cm long, or the length of the leaves, with 1 or 2 fragrant waxy flowers smelling of citrus.
The flowers with a length of 7. The flakes of both whorls are usually bright lemon-yellow, but they can be pale yellow to canary-yellow or almost orange. All parts of the flower are the same length, but the petals of the inner whorl are slightly wider than the outer whorl.
The large lip is 3. Your physical location; where you grow your plants, how much time you have to devote to their care, and many other factors, will need to be taken into account. Only then can you decide on the cultural methods that best suit you and your plants.
Light: Euchile citrina needs a light level of lux. Strong air movement should be ensured all the time. The plants can divide or change rootstocks when new roots start growing. Watering: Rainfall in the period from late spring to early autumn is moderate to heavy, but then drastically decreases at the end of autumn and winter.
The cultivated plants should often be watered during full growth, but the roots must always dry quite quickly after watering.
When new growths reach maturity in the autumn, the amount of water should be reduced. You can use fertilizer with low nitrogen content in the autumn, and high content of phosphorus. It improves flowering in the next season and strengthens new growth before winter. Rest period: In winter, watering for Euchile citrina should be reduced during this period, but dryness should not be allowed. Light fogging is sufficient every few days, if the weather is sunny, but if it is rainy, cloudy weather, the plants are left for up to two weeks without fogging.
Euchile citrina care and culture
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