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:
Cattleya gaskelliana ‘alba’
Maxillaria cucullata, dark form
Maxillaria triloris ‘Jasmin’s Red’
Miltonia x cogniauxiae
Photo: Odontoglossum helgae
Discover our new orchids and have fun collecting!