These plants are shrubs. Growing the stems and branches tend to develop downwards. This plant in the summer assumes a purplepinkwhite colouring; it is medium in size and can reach 60 cm high. It doesn't keep its leaves in the winter.
Locate this plant in a partially shaded place, where it is exposed to solar rays during the coolest hours of the day. These plants don't like the cold weather during this time of year. If the minimum night-time temperatures are very harsh it is best to cover the The Keyflower with non-woven fabric.These plants prefer very bright places, but we should avoid direct sunrays, especially during the hottest days of the year.
We suggest watering the The Keyflower every 1-2 weeks with 1-2 glasses of water , which means when the soil has been dry for days; if the season should be very hot and arid we can intensify the quantity of irrigations, although we must avoid leaving the substratum soaked with water. Orchids in general favour a pretty moist soil; to water correctly it is advisable to water these plants by immersion, therefore soaking the containers in water up to the edge; when the water has reached the top part of the substratum we can take out the vases and let the excess water drain well.
A treatment based on mineral oil or insecticide should be applied only in cases of infesting by parasites, paying attention not to vaporize the flowers.
Cultivate in a very well drained soil.
Cultivate - Keyflower
If desired, we can grow the The Keyflower in a container. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.