Zygolum Louisendorf 'Rhein Moonlight'
Zygolum, a related genus to Zygopetalum, is an interesting group that is most recognized by its purple and green flowers. This almost all purple bloom variety produces large lightly fragrant blooms with green tips. A good orchid for those that like to water.
Plant may vary from pictured. Orchid plugs are juvenile plants with 1-2 growth points. Plugs range from near blooming size (1-2 years) to blooming size. Grower's choice.
Potting mix: Fine bark or sphagnum/perlite mix. Repot carefully in Spring every two years before fully pot bound.
Light: Bright indirect - medium light. Not picky about window direction if placed within 3 feet. Protect leaves from direct sun exposure.
Water: Water frequently in hot months when media is near dry. Somewhat forgiving with short drought periods but prefers not to stay dry.
Temp: Intermediate-cool (55F min night, 90F max day).
Humidity: 60-70%, tolerant of moderate humidity with adequate watering.
Fertilizing: 1/2-1/4 strength urea-free balanced fertilizer, every other watering as new roots and leaves emerge. Flush the pot once monthly to remove mineral build up. Decrease to once monthly or stop entirely in Winter.
Photos of flowers are included to show an example of the color and shape expected from this plant. It is not the exact plant you will receive and is not intended to infringe upon the rights of the original photographer.