Let's place the The Calochilus in a very bright spot; but avoiding its exposure to direct solar rays, which could damage its leaves. We suggest avoiding exposing orchids to direct sunlight, although they should be placed in a very bright location.For a correct development of the plant we suggest avoiding exposure to late freezings; let's grow it in a covered place, locating it outside only in late spring.
The ramifications of these plants tend to develop downwards. This plant in the summer assumes a yellowgreenpurple colouring; it is medium in size and can reach 60 cm high. It keeps its leaves in the winter. The Calochilus develops like a shrub.
Orchids are plants which request periodic fertilization, using specific products for orchids, which usually aren’t too rich: it is recommendable to avoid leaving fertilizing solutions on the roots. Usually orchids should be fertilized every 20-25 days, interrupting fertilization during flowering.
We suggest watering pretty often and regularly, with 1-2 glasses of water ; we should always wait for the soil to be clearly dry between one watering and the other. During this time of year usually it is necessary to irrigate every 1-2 weeks . To moisten the soil of the orchids homogenously we can water them by immersion, soaking the vases up to the edge in demineralized water, and leaving it until the top part of the substratum is moist; let's drain the excess water and then put the containers back in place.
If we notice the presence of cochineals or of other insects we can practice a treatment based on mineral oil or other insecticide, being careful to vaporize only the foliage.
Locate in a soil for orchids, not too drained.
Notes - Calochilus
Seeing the quite contained development it’s possible to grow these plants in a container. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.