365 days of orchids – day 344 – Coelia bella


This species is a terrestrial from Central America where it is found from 500-1500m in open forests. We find that the species prefers to grow cool (we grow it in Coll Americas min 12C) and can suffer with black areas on the leaves if exposed to too much sun or heat stress.

The flowers are fragrant as well as striking and a bit of a surprise as other Coelia species have much smaller flowers.


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