Prosthechea vespa is an amazing orchid. It comes from South America, and can be found in Warm America in our greenhouse. It grows in shady areas, in humid substrates with moss and loose soil. There is also a Prosthechea vespa alba which has the same shape flower but it is plain white.
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 baculus grows in central and south America and, in our greenhouse, can be found in warm America. It has flowers quite like the Prosthechea cochleata but it only has two flower which are held back to back. This is where it gets its name. Like most Prosthecheas, it is another upside down orchid.
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.