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Calanthe

This page is meant to give you information and some useful tips about the care of the Calanthe. You will also find all the Calanthe species we offer in our assortment.

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Derivation of the name

The name of the Calanthe derives from a composition of the Greek Works ‘kalos’ (beautiful) and ‘anthos’ (flower), which of course refers to the beauty of the flowers.

Features and origin

Calanthe is a gender with around 200 species, that can be found in about all tripocal areas. The gravity point is located in Asia, and some species can even be found in subtropical and tropical countries like Taiwin, India and Madagascar. The gender consists of epiphytes and terrestrial plants, and is divided into two groups: deciduous and evergreen Calanthe. The flower stem starts at the base of the rhizome or at the leaves.
Evergreen species keep their leaf and have pretty large pseudobulbs, with two to four large leaves attached to them that start at the base of these bulbs. Calanthe often have gorgeous flowers, that may be a little scented and smell like clove.

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Care tips

“Deciduous”

Place

The Calanthe needs a light place.

Temperature

In winter, a temperature of in between 14℃ and 18℃ is recommended. This is their period of rest. In summer, when the Calanthe is growing again, a temperature of in between 23℃ and 29℃ is necessary.

Humidity

We advise a humidity of in between 30% and 90%. This varies per species within the gender.

Water

In winter, the Calanthe may be kept very dry. Make sure the pseudobulbs don’t shrink too much. Sprinkle lightly every once à two weeks.

Fertilize

In spring and in summer, fertilize once every one to two weeks. In winter, every two weeks is enough. The fertilizer is necessary because there is not enough sunlight for the Calanthe. The sunlight normally makes sure the Calanthe gets the sugars it needs to grow and to create a flower stem. Without fertilizer, it’s harder for the Calanthe to bloom.

“Evergreen”

Place

The Calanthe needs a place in the shadow or in halfshadow.

Temperature

In winter, the Calanthe needs a temperature of in between 16,5℃ and 18℃. There are some exceptions within the gender that can handle frost.
During the summer, a temperature of in between 20℃ and 30℃ by day is recommended. At night, the temperature may drop to around 5 to 10℃ lower so that the Calanthe can cool down.

Humidity

We advise a humidity of in between 30% and 90%. This varies per species within the gender.

Water

The Calanthe may be kept humid all year round.

­Calanthe in general

Repotting

When the Calanthe starts to grow out of the pot, it requires to be repotted in new peat. This helps the plant to bloom again.