365 days of orchids – day 418 – Sarcochilus hartmanii (Corrected to Sarcochilus hybrid probably Fitzhart)
We seem to be featuring a lot of Australian orchid species this spring and another beauty from Queensland and New South Wales is this Sarcochilus hartmanii which produces multiple spikes of long lasting flowers. The species is reported as growing near the sea on boulders but in cultivation seems to prefer some shade and regular watering.
Sarcochilus species resent high summer temperatures and we find the species is happiest in Cool Americas but kept a little dryer than the South American cloud forest plants that share its space. We grow plants in baskets to ensure good drainage.