This unique orchid is native to Central America, mainly in the Nicaraguan forests and Central American low-lying areas, growing in the low-lying and humid tropical rainforests. The Prosthechea prismatocarpa (Appendage Orchid) is a semi-shade lover and needs regular water throughout the year, and loves humid air. It prefers to be grown in USDA Hardiness Zone 9-11.
This small plant produces beautiful, fragrant white or off-white flowers with yellow and orange spots. The flowers often reach 1-2 inches in size and come in clusters. It blooms during the summer and winter months, providing a stunningly sweet and fragrant display in your garden.
Prosthechea prismatocarpa is an epiphyte and is best grown on a tree or in an orchid pot with a medium such as fir bark. Ensure the potting mix and tree bark are kept lightly moist and provide regular water to the roots. In winter, do not water plants too much, but you can mist them to add humidity and protect your orchids from drought. During the summer, water regularly and add special orchid fertilizer to give ideal nutritional support.
Prosthechea prismatocarpa is an exquisite and hardy epiphyte that is sure to give your garden an exotic edge. With its fragrant, spotty flowers and easy to maintain care routine, it is a great choice for any avid gardener.