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Sunset Valley Orchids 2022-2023 Sarcochilus list

Sarcochilus orchids are native to Australia and have long been popular among hobbyists Down Under. In recent years, breeders such as Scott Barrie have developed new "high color" Sarcochilus hybrids in a range of striking hues, including pink, red, yellow, orange, salmon, and purple. These modern hybrids have set a new standard for the genus and are now available for purchase.  With Scott’s help we have carefully selected the best of the new crosses and I am pleased to offer these Australian jewels to you.

Benefits of Sarcochilus orchids include their quick blooming habit and charming floral qualities. They also have a compact growth habit, making them suitable for small spaces and ideal for flowering in 3- and 4-inch pots. Sarcochilus orchids typically flower in May, making them a perfect gift for Mother's Day.


To care for Sarcochilus orchids, it is important to keep the potting medium slightly moist, watering every 2-3 days in summer and about once a week in winter. They prefer a well-drained, open potting medium, such as a mixture of medium orchid bark and perlite. Fertilize every watering with ½ teaspoon of fertilizer per gallon of water. Sarcochilus do well in summer temperatures ranging from 75 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit during the day and 60 to 70 degrees at night, with winter temperatures of 60 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit during the day and 45 to 55 degrees at night. They prefer light levels of 1500 to 2000 foot candles (fc). In hot and humid conditions, it can be helpful to provide increased shading, air movement, and watering to keep the plants cool.







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