Saturday, November 8, 2008

Zygopetalum orchid - var Blue Lake “Atlantis”

One of the great attractions of Zygopetalums is the contrast between the color of the sepals and petals and that of the lip. These orchids require good light with plenty of moisture at the root when in full growth. Air movement around this orchid in conditions of high humidity is very important, otherwise the leaves can become badly spotted. In our Australian climate, this specie flowering during early spring, producing heavy scented flowers that last for 4 or 5 weeks.

My Zygopetalum orchid var Blue Lake "Atlantis" been repotted last summer and this spring it rewarded me with these heavenly perfumed beautiful flowers. Few orchids are easier to grow than Zygopetalums and these orchids are excellent subjects for the beginners.


  1. I love zygopetalums, and yours is gorgeous! They combine elements of the muted and outrageous as do many orchids--the earthy colors of the petals and sepals contrasting with the wild lip. Hopefully you have a few more weeks of this plant's great flowers!

  2. Hi and thank you for visiting my blog. Zygopetaloms are so beautiful, they are first to bloom here in Australia in early spring, and the scent....

    Thank you again

  3. wahhh..gorgeous!!!!!!! I like them all..but what a sad thing that they might not be suitable for my hometown climate T_T

    check out older post at my blog. I have posted quite a number of pictures of my orchids too ^^

  4. Blue Lake Atlantis and scented. Never saw it before and I grew up in S'pore with its famous orchid gardens. Which part of Australia can you find it. I only lived in Sydney.