Plant Care Thecopus Orchid

Thecopus Orchid


Thecopus secunda

How to care for Thecopus Orchid


How often to water your Thecopus Orchid

Water needs for Thecopus Orchid
0.5 cups
every 9

Thecopus Orchid needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Houston, Texas.

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 Thecopus Orchid

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size


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 Thecopus Orchid in Houston, Texas

Houston, Texas

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Growing Thecopus Orchid in Houston right now

Light needs for plant Thecopus Orchid in Houston, Texas

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 6th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Houston 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 Thecopus Orchid in Houston, Texas

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 17.2% ☀️

December 7th, 2021

Houston is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Houston is expected to decrease by 17.2% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 9.9 megajoules of energy per m2 per …

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Light needs for plant Thecopus Orchid in Houston, Texas

Daylight will decrease by 0.6 hours 📉

December 6th, 2021

This month, Houston is getting an average of 8.5 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 5.8% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.1 total hours of dayl…

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Finding light for Thecopus Orchid in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Thecopus Orchid: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Thecopus Orchid 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 Houston, Texas ⛅.


How to fertilize Thecopus Orchid

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

When to repot Thecopus Orchid

Nutrient needs for plant Thecopus Orchid in Houston, Texas

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

December 6th, 2021

The growing potential in Houston 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…

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Care Summary for Thecopus Orchid

Thecopus Orchid

Thecopus Orchid

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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