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.