11/10 - What’s new in October?

11/10 - What’s new in October?
This months orchid in the picture: Odontoglossum helgae

This species has been described by the german botanist Königer in 1997 and named after his wife. It is related with Odm. deburghgraeveanum, harryanum, velleum and wyattianum. A compact epiphyte that grows in wet humid forests of Ecuador at an altitude of 1700 meter. It grows on mossy trunks and trees in deep shade of a dens vegetation. This orchid requires high humidity all year round and is best kept between 8° and 19°C. Water once a week and befog regularly. In a shady and humid environment is good air movement necessary. Once in bloom the flowers spread a rose-like scent and last between 3 and 4 weeks. This is a rare orchid and every Odontoglossum enthusiast should have this species in her/his collection.

New in our Hybrids Collection:

Brassia Orange Delight x Rhynchostele bictoniensis
Bratonia Shelob ‘Golden Spider’
Bratonia Shelob x Rhynchonia Marie Elle
Laeliocattleya Persepolis ’Splendor' AM/AOS
Encyclia cordigera x tampensis

New in our Species Collection:

Angraecum elephantinum
Bulbophyllum careyanum
Cattleya gaskelliana ‘alba’
Gongora galeata
Kefersteinia taurina
Maxillaria cucullata, dark form
Maxillaria triloris ‘Jasmin’s Red’
Miltonia x cogniauxiae
Odontoglossum helgae
Trichoceros antennifer
Phalaenopsis gigantea
Dyakia hendersoniana
Holcoglossum wangii

Photo: Odontoglossum helgae

Discover our new orchids and have fun collecting!

October 11, 2018 by Petrens Orchid Shop
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