Rodriguezia – orchid

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Rodriguezia –
There are about 30 evergreen, rhizomatous, epiphytic orchids in this genus. They occur in warm, moist, forest areas of Central and South America. They have fine, aerial, sometimes mat forming roots, ovoid pseudobulbs partially enveloped by overlapping leaf sheaths, and narrowly strap shaped to oblong, leathery, mid green leaves. They are grown for their fragrant flowers, borne in pendent racemes arising from the bases of the pseudobulbs.
Intermediate-growing orchids (see chart below). Grow in small containers of epiphytic orchid potting mix made with fine grade bark, or grow epiphytically on bark. Provide full light with shade from hot sun, and high humidity. In summer, water freely, mist daily, and apply a balanced liquid fertilizer at every third watering, water more sparingly in winter.
Prone to fungal spots, bacterial spots, cymbidium mosaic virus, mealybugs, whiteflies, scale insects, and spider mites.