Plant Care Dichromanthus aurantiacus

Dichromanthus aurantiacus

Taxonomy

Dichromanthus aurantiacus
Dichromanthus
Orchidaceae
Asparagales

How to care for Dichromanthus aurantiacus

Water

How often to water your Dichromanthus aurantiacus

Water needs for Dichromanthus aurantiacus
0.5 cups
every 9

Dichromanthus aurantiacus needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Denver, Colorado.

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

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Dichromanthus aurantiacus in Denver, Colorado

Denver, Colorado

49% Low

Growing Dichromanthus aurantiacus in Denver right now

Light needs for plant Dichromanthus aurantiacus in Denver, Colorado

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 1st, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Denver is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determinin…

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Light needs for plant Dichromanthus aurantiacus in Denver, Colorado

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 28.4% ☀️

December 1st, 2021

Denver is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Denver is expected to decrease by 28.4% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 7.8 megajoules of energy per m2 per da…

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Light needs for plant Dichromanthus aurantiacus in Denver, Colorado

Daylight will decrease by 1.1 hours 📉

December 1st, 2021

This month, Denver is getting an average of 10.1 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 10.7% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.2 total hours of dayl…

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Finding light for None in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Dichromanthus aurantiacus: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Dichromanthus aurantiacus may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Denver, Colorado ⛅.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Dichromanthus aurantiacus

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Dichromanthus aurantiacus: 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 Dichromanthus aurantiacus after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

When to repot Dichromanthus aurantiacus

Nutrient needs for plant Dichromanthus aurantiacus in Denver, Colorado

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

December 1st, 2021

The growing potential in Denver is very low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to r…

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Care Summary for Dichromanthus aurantiacus

Dichromanthus aurantiacus


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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