|Botanical Name :||X Mokara spp.|
|Common Name :||Mokara Orchid|
|Product Use :||Cut Flower|
|Family Roots :||Member of the Orchidaceae (orchid family).
Native to Asia.
Common relatives include cymbidium, oncidium, paphiopedilum and cattleya.
|Personality :||Classed as a monocotyledon, leaves mostly parallel veined.
Flower petals similarly shaped, flowers star-like with reduced column in the center.
Stems wiry, 7-15 flowers per stem.
|Flower Color :||Red, gold, purple, blue, pink, orange and yellow.|
|Decorative Life :||14 plus days.|
|Ethylene Sensitivity :||High|
|Ethylene Comments :||Treat with anti-ethylene product.|
Care Opportunities :
|Recut stems under water and place into a fresh flower food solution.
Avoid damaging the pollen cap as this begins the wilting process.
|Storage Specifics :||Chill sensitive, store at 55-60F.|
This orchid is the result of crosses among three genera (Arachnis x Ascocentrum x Vanda). The "X" in front of the genus name indicates that it is a cross between two genera. It is unknown if the genus name Mokara is botanically correct.
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