What is this flowering plant and how do I take care of it?
I saw this plant picture and would love to find out what it is and if I can grow one in my house. I’m very good with plants.
The picture is of the orchid plant Rhynchostylis gigantea ‘spots’
This orchid plant has thick, leathery, green leaves and gets large fragrant flower clusters of small white and violet-purple flowers in autumn and winter. It grows from pseudobulbs that have long, fleshy dangling roots. After the orchid blooms, it needs a rest period with little watering over the rest of the winter.
Rhynchostylis gigantea ‘spots’ like very bright indirect light but NO direct sun. Leaves turn dark green when there is not enough light. It does not grow in soil but in a hanging wooden slat basket or in a heavy pot filled with coarse bark that has drip holes in the bottom. Water and fertilize when actively growing in spring and fall. Always dilute the plant food to 1/2 the recommended strength. Reduce watering and stop feeding the plant in the winter. This orchid needs high humidity. Placing the orchid on a pebble tray filled with water increases the humidity if your home is dry. Provide good air circulation around the plant. Don’t rush to re-pot, wait until the orchid is root bound. Repot in early spring after buds and flowers are no longer present. Good Luck! Beautiful Orchid Plant!