Coelogyne fimbriata – 365 days of orchids – day 1399

I woke up this morning to this wonderful show from Coelogyne fimbriata on my bathroom windowsill. The plant has been growing there for the past three years and is beginning to become a specimen covered in its attractive little two leaved bulbs and smothered in delightful flowers from October to Christmas. The flowers are produced successively on short spike with two or three flowers on each spike.

We have seen this lovely species growing in Sikkim and Laos where it climbs through the lower branches in open forest at around 1200-1500m and can make massive specimens over time that fill the lower canopy of trees.

We grow plants cool and wet to replicate the natural habitat, and in my bathroom it means watering heavily once or twice a week and spraying the top of the compost in between times. I dont let the plant sit in water. I water with rain water plus week feed. The feed is a high nitrogen feed to which we add a little calcium.


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  1. Agnes Jones says:

    Beautiful orchid Simon. It is really healthy. I have one in my bathroom but it is not as big as yours.

  2. Noelle says:

    I foound this page as I wanted to know more about this orchid I bought when one of the wsbeorchids students came to our gardening club to talk to us. It is full of good cultivation notes. Many thanks