Chiloschista lunifera, Thailand orchid

Chiloschista lunifera

Thailand orchid
Family: Orchidaceae
Origin: Thailand
Small plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterEpiphyte plantYellow, orange flowersWhite, off-white flowersFragrant plant

Chiloschista lunifera is a unique small shrub from Thailand, reaching a height of 2-5 ft. It is an epiphyte, meaning it does not require soil and prefers to grow in semi-shade. It is hardy to USDA Zone 9-11 and has delicate white or off-white flowers with centers marked with yellow or orange. The flowers are fragrant and produced in profusion, decorating the plant with a dreamlike beauty.

When caring for Chiloschista lunifera, it is important to provide regular watering, allowing the plant to dry between watering. It should also be kept in a bright location, with an ideal temperature range of 65-80 °F. In order to protect the fragile roots in cold regions, the best method is to grow it in a pot. Potting in an orchid mix will provide an ideal balance of air and moisture and help the plant to thrive. When planted in a pot ensure it is kept under a few inches of moss to protect the roots and help keep them moist.

Once planted, Chiloschista lunifera is a low-maintenance species and provides a dreamlike atmosphere that is unrivaled. The fragrant flowers will delight the senses and make for a great addition to any home or garden. With proper care and the right environment, Chiloschista lunifera will thrive and bring joy for many years to come.

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