Tag Archives for orchids

Vuylstekeara Orchid

Type: Epiphytic. Hybrids derived from inter-breeding Miltonia and Odontioda orchids. Features: Egg-shaped pseudobulb with two or three upright or arching strap-shaped leaves. Slender flower stalks carry several showy richly coloured flowers, each generally about 9cm (3-1/2in) wide and with a large ornate lip.  … Continue reading

08. September 2013 by admin
Categories: Orchids | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Vuylstekeara Orchid

Miltonia: Pansy Orchid

Type: Epiphytic. Features: Egg-shaped pseudobulbs, each has between one and three leaves; it’s upright stalks carry between one to ten large, almost flat, pansy-like flowers, each 5-10cm (2-4in) wide; they vary in colours, usually with a dark blotch.Size: To 50 x 30cm (20 x 12in) … Continue reading

07. September 2013 by admin
Categories: Orchids | Tags: , | Comments Off on Miltonia: Pansy Orchid

Lycaste Orchid

Type: Epiphytic. Features: Egg-shaped pseudobulbs each with one to three leaves. Upright flower stems come from the base, each ending in one, waxy, small-lipped, 7.5cm (3in) wide flower. These are long-lasting and appear in spring and early summer, having outspread sepals and smaller … Continue reading

07. September 2013 by admin
Categories: Orchids | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Lycaste Orchid

Laeliocattleya Orchids

Type: Epiphytic. Bigeneric hybrids derived from the inter-breeding of Laelia and Cattleya orchids.Features: Growth habit, foliage and flowers similar to Cattleya. Flowers often fragrant and generally coloured mauve-pink, red-purple, magenta or yellow. ‘Chitchat Tangerine’ illustrated. Size: Up to 60 x 30cm (2 x 1ft).Special … Continue reading

07. September 2013 by admin
Categories: Orchids | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Laeliocattleya Orchids

Laelia Orchid

Type: Epiphytic. Features: Elongated pseudobulbs with one or two leaves. Starry, trumpet-lipped flowers, each 10-18cm (4-7in) across, appear singly or in a small cluster; colour is usually pinkish-purple, crimson-purple or white.Size: Up to 60 x 30cm (2 x 1ft).Special needs: Bright but filtered light; intermediate … Continue reading

07. September 2013 by admin
Categories: Orchids | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Laelia Orchid

Dendrobium Orchid

Type: Epiphytic.Features: Stem-like pseudobulbs with alternate leaves. Long-lasting, 2.5-10cm (1-4in) wide flowers on short stalks in late spring to early summer, having a prominently coloured lip.Flower colour is usually white, lavender or yellow.Size: Up to 120 x 30cm (4 x 1ft). Special needs: Bright but … Continue reading

07. September 2013 by admin
Categories: Orchids | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Dendrobium Orchid

Cymbidium Orchid

Type: Hybrids terrestrial (some species epiphytic). Features: Woody rhizomes produce leathery, ribbonlike leaves. Long-lasting, 7.5-13cm (3-5in) wide, waxy flowers appear in long arching sprays from late winter to early summer. They may be any colour except blue and include both bright and … Continue reading

07. September 2013 by admin
Categories: Orchids | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Cymbidium Orchid

Spider Orchid – Brassia Verrucosa

Type: Epiphytic. Features: Upright egg-shaped pseudobulb topped with a pair of dark green leathery leaves.Arching flower stems, arising from the base of the pseudobulb, carry close-set 10-15cm (4-6in) long spidery flowers. The slender sepals and petals are pale green spotted with dark green, … Continue reading

07. September 2013 by admin
Categories: Orchids | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Spider Orchid – Brassia Verrucosa

Phalaenopsis Orchids

Phalaenopsis Orchids Malaya flower, moth orchid These elegant flowers look just like moths floating through the air. It is no wonder the Dutch botanist Blume came up with this common name. He found the first specimen in this genus of … Continue reading

09. December 2010 by admin
Categories: House Plants, Orchids, Orchids, Plants | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Phalaenopsis Orchids

Odontoglossum Orchids

Odontoglossum Orchids Most of the approximately 100 species are beauties from cool mountain forests where they occur at levels of 1,500 – 3,000 m (4,920 – 9,800 ft) and may even be subject to short periods of frosty temperatures. This … Continue reading

09. December 2010 by admin
Categories: House Plants, Orchids, Orchids, Plants | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Odontoglossum Orchids

← Older posts

Facebook

Get the Facebook Likebox Slider Pro for WordPress