Sunday, September 30, 2012

Slipper Orchid

Paphiopedilum Orchid
Paph. Yerba Buena x Gege Hughes

Well this orchid seemed to stump the internet. There were several flowers listed that looked like them but not really. The intense yellow was missing on most of the other pictures I looked at. This one looked a little like a face to me.

Paphiopedilum orchids are one of the most classy and elegant of the family. They come in a nice variety of colors and are considered easy to cultivate at home, if you can find them!

Since it is Sunday again here is our bonus snapshot. A great spray of Cymbidium flowers. It wouldn’t be my first choice for flower color but this one was making it work. Cymbidiums make a great house plant and can tolerate quite cool temperatures. The flowers can last up to ten weeks.

Asian Corsage Orchid
Cymbidium Featherhill Fanfare ‘Desert Sands’