Aliceara (Beallara) Big Shot 'Hilo Sparkle' 4in
Aliceara orchids are a complex cross between Brassia, Miltonia and Oncidium. Alcra. Aliceara Big Shot 'Hilo Sparkle' is a gorgeous variety with wide 3" ruffled white flowers and spotted pink and red center. A beautiful and easy orchid that is as rewarding as it is forgiving.
Plant may vary from pictured. Unless stated, this plant will not arrive in bloom.
ALICEARA CARE INFO:
Potting mix: Fine bark or medium bark+perlite mix. Repot in Spring every 2 years.
Light: Bright indirect - medium light. Shielded South or West facing preferred for largest bloom display. North or East facing tolerated. Protect leaves from direct sun exposure.
Water: Water frequently in hot months when media is dry. Do not allow to stay dry for long periods (pseudobulbs will shrivel, leaves will crisp and "accordion"). Decrease in cold months, allowing to dry fully between waterings.
Temp: Intermediate-warm (55F min night, 90F max day).
Humidity: 30-60%, tolerant of low humidity.
Fertilizing: Heavy feeding Spring-Fall. 1/4 strength urea-free fertilizer, every other watering as new roots and leaves emerge. Flush the pot with water once monthly to remove mineral build up. Decrease to 1/4 or 1/8 strength once monthly in Winter.