Plant Care African Spotted Orchid

African Spotted Orchid

Also known as

Monk Orchid, Monk Orchid, Monk orchid and African spotted orchid


Oeceoclades maculata

How to care for African Spotted Orchid


How often to water your African Spotted Orchid

Water needs for African Spotted Orchid
0.5 cups
every 9

African Spotted Orchid needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of African Spotted Orchid

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Monk Orchid in your home

Light needs and placement for plant African Spotted Orchid: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

African Spotted Orchid may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize African Spotted Orchid

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for African Spotted Orchid: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your African Spotted Orchid after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Water Needs
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Care Summary for African Spotted Orchid

African Spotted Orchid

African Spotted Orchid

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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