Plant Care Sarcochilus fitzgeraldii

Sarcochilus fitzgeraldii

Taxonomy

Sarcochilus fitzgeraldii
Sarcochilus
Orchidaceae
Asparagales

How to care for Sarcochilus fitzgeraldii

Water

How often to water your Sarcochilus fitzgeraldii

Water needs for Sarcochilus fitzgeraldii
0.5 cups
every 9

Sarcochilus fitzgeraldii needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Chicago, Illinois.

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 Sarcochilus fitzgeraldii

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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

Plant care guide for Sarcochilus fitzgeraldii in Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, Illinois

27% Very Low

Growing Sarcochilus fitzgeraldii in Chicago right now

Light needs for plant Sarcochilus fitzgeraldii in Chicago, Illinois

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

January 21st, 2022

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

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

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Light needs for plant Sarcochilus fitzgeraldii in Chicago, Illinois

Sunlight will increase by 30% ☀️

January 21st, 2022

Chicago is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Chicago is expected to increase by 30% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 7.8 megajoules of energy per m2 per …

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Light needs for plant Sarcochilus fitzgeraldii in Chicago, Illinois

Daylight will increase by 0.8 hours 📈

January 21st, 2022

This month, Chicago is getting an average of 6.3 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 9.1% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.9 total hours of dayli…

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Finding light for Sarcochilus fitzgeraldii in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Sarcochilus fitzgeraldii: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Sarcochilus fitzgeraldii 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 Chicago, Illinois ⛅.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Sarcochilus fitzgeraldii

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

When to repot Sarcochilus fitzgeraldii

Nutrient needs for plant Sarcochilus fitzgeraldii in Chicago, Illinois

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

January 21st, 2022

The growing potential in Chicago 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 …

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Care Summary for Sarcochilus fitzgeraldii

Sarcochilus fitzgeraldii

Sarcochilus fitzgeraldii


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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