Prosthechea bulbosa comes from central America and we grow it in Warm America. You may have noticed from the picture that it is another upside down orchid. It has many small, long lasting flowers that are very fragrant, smelling of lime.
Prosthechea vitellina, or the ‘York-Yellow Prosthechea’ comes from Mexico and is found in Warm America in our greenhouse. This orchid is also an epiphyte like the other two I have talked about.
Staying with Prosthecheas, I am going to tell you about Prosthechea garciana. Like cochleata, this orchid is upside down (non-resupinate). However, garciana has a slight citrus fragrance. It comes from Mexico at around 1200m altitude and, in our greenhouse, is found in Warm America.
I am going to start with Prosthechea cochleata, national flower of Belize. In Warm America, in our greenhouse, at least one of this plant is in flower at any time. This orchid is unusual because its lip is at the top of the flower, not the bottom like most orchids. Some other Prosthechea are the same, but not all. […]
It seems that the summer is really here…..it must be because the older members of greenhouse club are stuck in exams all day! Summer is the time that most tropical orchids do most of their growing as summer is the wet season in tropical climates. So what should you be doing to keep your orchids […]