Let's locate the plants so that they can enjoy a good diffused brightness, but someplace where they are not directly hit by solar rays. Let's place the The Sophronitis in a very bright place; avoiding direct exposure to sunrays, which could damage its leaves.These plants don't like cold temperatures, therefore in the spring it is best to place them outside only when temperatures are above 15°C.
We suggest fertilizing periodically, every 20-25 days, using a specific fertilizer for orchids, to add to the irrigating water. Let’s avoid using fertilizers during the flowering period and leaving the fertilizer in direct contact with the roots.
These plants give origin to a brush with a rounded form. The Sophronitis has a shrub- like development. The Sophronitis Is medium in size; in winter it assumes a orangeredwhite colouring. These are evergreen plants, which means they keep their leaves year round.
Watering takes place only when the soil has been dry for days, usually every 1-2 weeks can be enough; if the climate is particularly hot we can slightly intensify the irrigations, using 1-2 glasses of water . Watering by immersion is suggested for orchids: it consists in soaking the containers in water up to the edge, when the soil is moist let's take out the vases and let the excess water drain before putting them back in place.
An insecticide treatment should be applied only if damaging insects have been seen on the plant; vaporizing the product we avoid spraying it on the flowers.
Let’s prepare a soft and incoherent soil for these plants, which has an excellent drainage.
Cultivate - Sophronitis
When wanted we can grow these plants in a vase. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.