Prosthechea cochleata


I am going to start with Prosthechea cochleata, national flower of Belize. In Warm America, in our greenhouse, at least one of this plant is in flower at any time.  This orchid is unusual because its lip is at the top of the flower, not the bottom like most orchids.  Some other Prosthechea are the same, but not all.  For this reason it is known as the upside-down orchid.


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  1. colin bagworth says:

    hi, nice flower have you set seed yet on this orchid, ????

    • Zoe Barnes says:

      Thank you for leaving a comment. We have pollinated this orchid and have had several seed pods on it. Currently we have some Prosthechea cochleata seedlings in flask that will be ready in about a year.