vuylstekeara cambria

vuylstekeara cambria is a intergeneric between miltonia, odontoglossum and cochlioda. its name is based on the grower charles vuylsteke. here in europe there are a lot of other hybrids distributed under the name cambria.

care

lighting

vuylstekeara cambria can be located from bright to light shaded but does best in bright light with some morning and/or evening sun.

temperature

this orchid can be cultivated at room temperature throughout the year with a winter minium of 14 °c/57 °f.

soil/repotting

vuylstekeara cambria can’t be grown in a regular potting soil. there are special mixes (with fir bark and peat moss) for orchids available. it should be repotted every 2-3 years, when it begins to outgrow the pot and the soil is going to break down.

watering

drench the soil well, water running out of the pot’s hole should be removed after a few minutes. wet legs can cause root rot. before watering next let it become moderately dry. shrinking pseudobulbs mean that the orchid was kept too dry.

fertilizer

a orchid fertilizer at half strength can be given monthly in spring and summer and every six to eight weeks if placed at room temperature in fall and winter.

humidity

vuylstekeara cambria welcomes if sprayed over every morning, so the water can evaporate throughout the day. this gives the orchid some extra humidity and it can tolerate if the soil gets a bit drier.

reblooming vuylstekeara cambria

the bloom spike can be cutted when it has dried. the old growth will not flower again. after blooming oncidium “sharry baby” is producing new shoots. eight to twelfe months later they will show the pseudo-bulbs. now the orchid is ready for blooming again.

for producing its inflorescense a few weeks at approx. 16 °c/60 °f can have an positive impact. now it has to be kept a bit drier and must not be feeded until it’s showing the flower spike.

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vuylstekeara cambria “lensings favorit”