Plant Care Jumping Jack Orchid

Jumping Jack Orchid

Taxonomy

Zygopelatum mackaii
Zygopelatum

How to care for Jumping Jack Orchid

Water

How often to water your Jumping Jack Orchid

Water needs for Jumping Jack Orchid
0.5 cups
every 9

Jumping Jack Orchid needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

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 Jumping Jack Orchid

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Jumping Jack Orchid in your home

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

Jumping Jack 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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Nutrients

How to fertilize Jumping Jack Orchid

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

Care Summary for Jumping Jack Orchid

Jumping Jack Orchid

Jumping Jack Orchid


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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