Leptotes bicolor

This miniature orchid blooms once a year, anywhere from late March to May for me.  The blooms last a couple of weeks.  It’s fairly reliable, but I only got one flower this year, which is a bit disappointing.  I keep it indoors, but it would probably do fine outside for the summer in bright shade, or with limited early morning or late afternoon direct sun.  It’s really not all that picky about how much or little water it gets.  Humidity levels vary significantly in my house from season to season, and it doesn’t seem to care much one way or another.  Since this one’s mounted on cork, it’s impossible to overwater.  I’ve seen them in terra cotta pots, too, with either a fine bark mix, or finely chopped coconut husk.

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