Pholidota chinensis – 365 days of orchids – day 1146
Our Pholidota chinensis is looking amazing this week.
This lovely free flowering orchid is native to warm forests in Southern China and Vietnam where it experience a wet summer monsoon and a cooler dryer winter when it flowers.
We find it enjoys warm temperatures in Warm Asia and although we grow it in a basket to show off the lovely pendulous flowers we work hard to keep it well watered in the growing season from March until September. Flowers are produced from the centre of new growths every spring.
We have two clones of this species which are very different in growth form with this clone having longer bulbs and longer flower spikes. The flowers however are very similar.
Just look at that blue sky. No hint of the terrible weather to come. Thank goodness the greenhouse and orchids have remained unharmed