Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Miltonia spectabilis var alba x odm Holiday Gold
This is another interesting orchid from my collection that just flowered - its Miltonia spectabilis var alba x odm Holiday Gold. Its rather a rare cross and a beautiful orchid to have and to admire.
Despite being a collectors item its actually very easy orchid to grow and lends itself well to specimen culture.
The flowers of this orchid is very large (approx 20 cm across), it flowers freely and producing impressive display. The beautiful white/burgundy flowers open very widely and each flower spike carry 4 - 5 huge flowers.
These orchids native to Panama, Colombia and Costa Rica and they grow naturally on rocks and tree branches in cloud forests where morning mists and afternoon showers are the norm. In our climate they are quite happy in the shadiest part of my garden and they love frequent watering.