Dendrochilum filiforme

Dendrochilum filiforme

Dendrochilum filiforme
This small to medium sized epyphitic species comes from high mountains of south American where it grows haging from trees in moist, moss and humus filled crevices. 

All the genera is characterized by its fairly small but many flowered inflorescence that always have a pendent habit after dropping from the stem that comes from the middle of a soon to mature pseudobulb. 

Should be grown in shade with regularly waterings and you should never let it dry completely. Doesn't need any winter rest and can be found, now, blooming in most collections.
Epidendrum ciliare

My friend has such amazing plants. Another gorgeous specimen is Epidendrum ciliare

This medium to large sized epiphytic and sometimes litophytic species comes from south America where it is found growing up till 1000 m altitude high on wet mountain trees. 
Epidendrum ciliare

It's a semi-shade orchid, that, when on vegetative state it has a much more Cattleya look than other Epidendrum. Normally, the thicker the orchid roots are and the more succulant leaves and pseudobulbs it has, the more careful whe need to be with watering. 

Medium should be allowed to dry between watering. Flowering now, it has green and white flowers with a light scent at night time.
Brassavola Nodosa
Hey there orchid lovers! Here you can see my friend's Brassavola Nodosa!

This small to medium sized epiphytic and sometimes litophytic species comes from central america where it grows close to sea shore and up to about 500m. 

It is quite salt tolerant and therefore quite hardy. Mounted or potted, it does best when exposed to morning and afternoon soon with some shade through the middle of the day. Water should be provided gently during summer time. 

I use a mix of vulcanic stones and gravle with some peat on which the plant seems to thrive. Flowering now, in a short stem with two to a few whitish, greenish flowers, very scented at night.




I now have this amazing Lycaste aromatica blooming and it smells so nice, similar to cinnamon.  Flowers are yellow-orange and fragrant, about 7 centimetres (2.8 in) wide. The flowering period extends from late Spring through-Summer. It is a terrestrial orchid growing on mossy branches. 

Here I have it under a tree with some partial shade and I water them regularly, letting the medium to dry out between watering.
Disa uniflora

A gorgeous plant that started to bloom today! Its range is restricted to the Sandstone Mountains of the South Western Cape, South Africa, west of Hermanus to Table Mountain. The orchid grows near waterfalls, streamlets, and seeps in the mountains.


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