365 days of orchids – day 545 – Cuitlauzina pendula

This species which used to be known as Odontoglossum citrosmum is native to cool oak pine forests in Mexico from 1400 to 2200m where is experiences warm wet summers and cool dry winters.

We find that plants do best in baskets that allow for their pendulous flower spikes and hanging plants in the roof of our Cool Americas section during their dry winter rest.

The flowers emerge from the new growths in the early summer and from flowering onwards we feed and water heavily until the new bulb is mature.


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  1. Agnes Jones says:

    Another lovely photograph of a beautiful orchid. Your posts every morning really brighten up the day. Thank you for taking the time to do them. They are really appreciated.