Growability scale = 4 (1=extremely easy, 10=very difficult)
Photo Den chrysotoxum is a beautiful compact species. The blooms are sunshine yellow in color with an orange throat, approximately 1" across on a spike 12-18" long. The plant is evergreen. While it does not need a strict rest period, is does like to become very dry in the winter months. Light should be very bright and indirect. The blooms are faintly sweet, appearing in the early spring, lasting only a few weeks. We grow Den chrysotoxum in clay pots, sitting in a south exposure all year long. In summer, this means light levels of about 4000 FC, going up to 5000 FC in winter. We water and feed weekly in the summer, every other week in the winter. Temps are intermediate, ranging from 60-80 in winter, 60-90 in summer.
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