08/04 - What's new in April?

Ornithocephalus gladiatus

08/04 - What’s new in April?
This months orchid in the picture: Ornithocephalus gladiatus

This cute little epiphyte belongs to a genus with more than 50 species. They have typical fan shaped, fleshy leaves. They produce few to many inflorescences not much longer than the leaves. Flowers are 5 mm and mainly white with a touch of green in the center. This specie grows on shrubs in montane rain forests all over South America. We prefer to grow it on cork and this makes it an ideal terrarium plant. It likes temperatures between 15° and 24°C, a shady position and humidity around 80%. Water and mist regularly but make sure the plant dries out in between. This "jewel of the tropics" is an easy flowering orchid and therefor worth trying.

New in our Hybrids Collection:

Brassidium Spider Star
Rhyncholaeliocattleya Amy Wakasugi ‘Orchis’
Rhyncholaeliocattleya Memoria Crispin Rosales
Cycnodes Taiwan Gold ‘Orange'
Cymbidium ‘Auburn’
Cymbidium ‘Kirk Flor’
Paphiopedilum Astarte x Glenn Hannen

New in our Species Collection:

Bulbophyllum fascinator
Dendrobium anosmum
Laelia lundii
Neolauchea pulchella
Schomburgkia crispa
Sophronitis acuensis
Maxillaria chrysantha
Lycaste macrobulbon
Ornithocephalus gladiatus
Phaius tankervilleae ‘alba’
Phalaenopsis equestris ‘rosea’
Pleurothallis sp. Peru
Pleurothallis stricta
Pleurothallis truncata
Polystachya bella
Pelatantheria scolopendrifolia

Photo: Ornithocephalus gladiatus

Should you have any questions regarding these new plants, feel free to contact us any time. Have fun collecting!

April 08, 2019 by Petrens Orchid Shop
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