Also known as
Encyclia cochleata, Anacheilium cochleatum, Epidendrum cochleatum, Clamshell orchid and Black orchid
How to care for Cockleshell Orchid
Cockleshell Orchid needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Cockleshell 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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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 Cockleshell Orchid after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.