WSBEorchids

Acinetia hrubyana – 365 days of orchids – day 1184

This heavy flowered species is new to 365 days and we have been eagerly anticipating the flowers since the spikes appeared before Christmas.

This species is native to warm forests in Ecuador and we have seen similar Acinetia species in Costa Rica growing as massive epiphytes in the lower branches of large trees on the lower slopes of Poaz Volcano.

the plant itself is a monster with 60cm long leaves from large ridged pseudo bulbs. The plant has 6 spikes that will flower over the next 4 weeks or so. We grow the species in a large basket in our warm Americas section and water it heavily during the growing season in our summer.

 

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  1. Agnes Jones says:

    I must admit that I am not so keen on this orchid. Although the colour and patterning on the petals is very attractive the flowers seem unrefined and rather heavy. They also have a urine like smell.