Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Cycnoches loddigesii orchid “Wine Delight”



Cycnoches loddigesii orchid “Wine Delight”

This orchid was one of "impulse" purchases a few years back that happens to me from time to time and for a long time I had a bit of problem flowering it. The other name for this orchid is "swan orchid" because the blooms suppose to resemble swans.

The specie native to Brazil and the North of South America and lives in hot, steamy lowland habitats and for a long time I could not replicate it's growing requirements or the light factors. It died back quite substantially and spent a lot of time on the back bench however this summer decided to flower by sending a couple of flower spikes.
It just finished flowering and the blooms are quite interesting, deep wine color. I am still not sure if it need a lot of care or total neglect to induce blooming, so I am learning with this one bit by bit.

7 comments:

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Nice color! They say, sometimes neglect is good: plants realize that they are on their own, can be thrown away and decide to show up - we are alive, we are alive!

Américo M.S. Pereira said...

Thank you very much for sharing this beautiful and delightful orchid. Congratulations by the result on growing it.

Magia da Inês said...

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Passei para uma visita.
Fotos e orquídeas sempre belíssimas!
Encantam!!!

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klaraau01 said...

Thank you all for your visit to my blog and checking out the "swan" orchid - I am still learning with this one

Ron said...

What fantastic color. Beautifully grown and flowered.

Ron said...

Used to grow Cycnoches and Catasetum in the south but have neither the space or climate for them here.

Ron said...

Your video is very well done and should be a great help to anyone who is growing these orchids.