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 Tampa, Florida.

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?

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 Sarcochilus fitzgeraldii in Tampa, Florida

Tampa, Florida

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Growing Sarcochilus fitzgeraldii in Tampa right now

Light needs for plant Sarcochilus fitzgeraldii in Tampa, Florida

Plant growth potential is currently medium 👌

February 3rd, 2023

Sunlight energy as measured by “net radiation” in Tampa is currently medium 👌.

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

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Light needs for plant Sarcochilus fitzgeraldii in Tampa, Florida

Sunlight will increase by 23.3% ☀️

February 3rd, 2023

Tampa is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Tampa is expected to increase by 23.3% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 13.5 megajoules of energy per m2 per d…

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Light needs for plant Sarcochilus fitzgeraldii in Tampa, Florida

Daylight will increase by 0.7 hours 📈

February 1st, 2023

This month, Tampa is getting an average of 8.2 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 6.6% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 11.0 total hours of daylig…

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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 Tampa, Florida ⛅.

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 Tampa, Florida

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

February 3rd, 2023

The growing potential in Tampa is 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 repot p…

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

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