Psychopsis Mendenhall 'Hildos' FCC/AOS
By now this is a pretty famous orchid for it fire colored, insect shaped blooms. The flowers are typically 3-4'' in size and bright orange-red with yellow barring. When a bloom fades, don't cut the spike unless it dies back on its own - these can flower for years off the same spike! Also known as mule-ear orchids, a single leathery leaf is produced off each pseudobulb. The leaves are stringing mottled green and maroon, making for an interesting foliage plant to boot! Available as seedling sized mericlones in 3'' pots. Please review the photos for the typical size of these plants, 2-4 years away from first blooms.
- Height: 8-10''
- Light: Medium to bright, 2000-3000 foot candles
- Water: Slightly moist
- Temperature: Intermediate to warm, 55F nights to 90F days
- Fragrance: No