A Monkey Orchid is a plant that produces many smaller branching spikes that look similar to a Monkeys body. It requires sunlight but doesn't need to be in direct sunlight. Grows best in open airy location and in a small pot. Keep soil moist but not completely saturated.
Grows Well Inside
If you want to start your seeds indoors, plant them about 10 weeks before the last spring frost and place them in clear plastic bags in the refrigerator to chill. Outdoors, plant them in late winter and let cold winter temperatures chill the seeds for you. The seeds need light to germinate, so don’t cover them with soil.
When you bring the seed trays out of the refrigerator, place them in a location with temperatures between 70 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit and provide plenty of bright light. Remove the seed trays from the bag as soon as the seeds germinate.
Space monkey flower plants according to the size of the plant. Space the small varieties 6 to 8 inches apart, medium-sized types 12 to 24 inches apart, and large types 24 to 36 inches apart.
Growing monkey flower in hot climates is a challenge. If you want to give it a try, plant it in a location that is shaded most of the afternoon.