Ianclarkara orchids are in the Zygopetalum family and as a result have similar care requirements. Orchid hybrids usually take on hardier traits than their ancestors. Zygopetalum orchids are among the easiest to grow. Tolerant of a wide variety of growing conditions, these unique plants have complex bloom patterns that often include green and purple mottling. Keep evenly moist but not sopping wet to entice these beauties to root and spike. Leaves should look yellow-green during the summer and deep green leaves indicate too low of light.
Registered name: Ink. Cheyenne Marie 'Green Gecko'
Parent lineage: Zygopetalum family
Pot Size: 4in
Plant height: 18in
Blooming size: YES, blooms last 1-2 months at min
Bloom info: 2-3in, light green with fine purple spots and white lip, bloom time variable
Potting mix: Long fiber sphagnum or fine orchid bark+perlite mix, repot every 3 years
Light: Medium-bright indirect light
Water: Water often in hot months when media is nearly dry, decrease in cold months to prevent rot
Temp: Intermediate (50F min night, 90F max day), tolerant of temp fluctuations
Humidity: 50-75%, tolerant of lower humidity
Fertilizing: 1/2 strength urea-free fertilizer, every other watering. Decrease to monthly in winter