Plant Care Stanhopea tigrina

Stanhopea tigrina

Taxonomy

Stanhopea tigrina
Stanhopea
Orchidaceae
Asparagales

How to care for Stanhopea tigrina

Water

How often to water your Stanhopea tigrina

Water needs for Stanhopea tigrina
0.5 cups
every 9

Stanhopea tigrina needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Boston, Massachusetts.

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 Stanhopea tigrina

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 Stanhopea tigrina in Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, Massachusetts

35% Very Low

Growing Stanhopea tigrina in Boston right now

Light needs for plant Stanhopea tigrina in Boston, Massachusetts

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

December 6th, 2021

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

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

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Light needs for plant Stanhopea tigrina in Boston, Massachusetts

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 28% ☀️

December 6th, 2021

Boston is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Boston is expected to decrease by 28% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 5.6 megajoules of energy per m2 per day!…

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Light needs for plant Stanhopea tigrina in Boston, Massachusetts

Daylight will decrease by 1.0 hours 📉

December 6th, 2021

This month, Boston is getting an average of 7.0 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 10.3% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 8.9 total hours of dayli…

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Finding light for Stanhopea tigrina in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Stanhopea tigrina: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Stanhopea tigrina 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 Boston, Massachusetts ⛅.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Stanhopea tigrina

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

When to repot Stanhopea tigrina

Nutrient needs for plant Stanhopea tigrina in Boston, Massachusetts

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

December 5th, 2021

The growing potential in Boston 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 Stanhopea tigrina

Stanhopea tigrina

Stanhopea tigrina


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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