WSBEorchids

Schoenorchis juncifolia – 365 days of orchids – day 971

 

We have another of our Borneo species today with this pendulous species with unusual purply pink flowers.

This pretty orchid flowers several times each year from its long pendulous stems but saves its main flowering for August. The species is native to Java and Borneo and in the wild it is found at around 1000m altitude. We find that the species is tolerates a wide range of temperatures and it grows well both in Cool Americas (minimum 12C) or in Warm Asia (minimum 16C).

We grow plants in baskets and let the stems hang downwards. Plants seem to enjoy regular watering and we spray them daily.

Schoenorchis is an interesting genus related to Vanda that includes some very small species such as Scoenorchis fragrans as well as large growing plants such as todays orchid of the day.

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