This plant prefers very bright locations, during this period of the year it is best to avoid direct sun rays. These plants prefer very bright places, but we should avoid direct sunrays, especially during the hottest days of the year.These plants are grown in apartment or in a temperated green house; they can be brought outdoors when the minimum temperatures are above 15° C.
Growing the stems and branches tend to develop downwards. Trichopilia Is an evergreen; during winter iIt assumes a purplepinkwhite colouring; the adult specimens are medium in size and reach 45 cm high. These plants are shrubs.
Let’s avoid fertilizing our orchids during flowering; during the spring let’s act every 20-25 days, using a specific fertilizer, avoiding to leave fertilizing solutions in direct contact with the roots for too long.
Water regularly, every 1-2 weeks , wetting the soil deeply with about 1-2 glasses of water ,but waiting for the substratum to dry completely between one watering and another; avoid leaving stagnant 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.
They need an averagely drained cultivation substratum.
Plant - Trichopilia
If desired, we can grow the the Trichopilia in a container. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.