Sunday, September 12, 2010
This Orchid is native to the island of Borneo where it grows as an epiphyte in the damp woodlands at lower elevations. It was discovered in the 1850’s and has charmed collectors since then. It likes to grow under Cattleya Orchid conditions with bright light, warm winters, high humidity and moisture. It really has a striking appearance with thelime green and black mixing well together on the fragrant flowers. This photo was shot indoors at a local wholesale Orchid Nursery. The price was $115 US for an 8-inch pot with a couple of big flower spikes on it and that was the wholesale price.
See more flowers from all over the world at Today’s Flowers .
As a bonus for Flowers from Today here is a nice Peach colored Waterlily spotted this summer.
Nymphaea 'Peach Glow'
This very hardy Waterlily has a very nice color. One nice thing I noticed was the flowers were held a few inches above the water.