LIGHT: Bright diffused light. Your plant should have slightly lighter green leaves. If the leaves are very dark green your plant is not getting enough light to bloom well.

WATER: Generally like to dry out between waterings. Adjust your watering schedule to the time of year and the growing location you've chosen. Keeping this plant indoors you should water them about once a week. We recommend putting the plant in the sink and let the water run through for about a minute. Let the plant drain in the sink before you put it back in your decorative container. If you keep them outside in the hot summer,anyants need to be watered every other day, in spring and fall two waterings a week should do, and in winter reduce watering to once a week. Always water thoroughly and early enough in the day that the plant can dry off by evening.

FERTILIZER: Heavy feeders and require fertilizer about twice a month. We recommend feeding with any general purpose water soluble fertilizer in place of a watering.

MEDIA: These plants are heavy rooted and do well in most coarse orchid mixes. We recommend a blend of equal parts Aliflor and charcoal, plus 10% coconut peat.

REPOTTING: It is good practice to repot every two years. Do not overpot this plant, give them just enough room for two years growth. DISEASE: Most plant diseases are caused by damp or stagnant conditions. Proper watering practices and good air movement are the best preventative measures you can take. To treat fungal diseases we recommend Physan or RD-20, Kocide, Aliette, and Manzate or other brand of these chemical groups. Against insects like scale, mealy bugs and spider mites most good pesticides that are labeled for plants will work. Powders and water based pesticides tend to be better to use than oil base pesticides. Spraying should be done after watering and during the cooler part of the day.