Cuitlauzina pendula – 365 days of orchids – day 889

The first of our Cuitlauzina pendula clones has just opened. This clone has pink flowers and the typical very pendulous habit.

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.

Here is the other clone with much lighter flowers.


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