Monday, July 6, 2015

Zygopetalum Ocsa Platinum Surprise

Zygopetalum Platinum Surprise
One of my zygopetalum orchid flowering at the moment, it's Platinum Surprise that been with me for quite a few years. It have huge pale color blooms and heavenly scent and flowers lasts a long time.

Zygopetalum orchids are ones of the easiest orchids to grow, they have very minimal requirements in our climate - they like plenty of moisture during the year and then a dry period after they finished flowering. During hot summer they appreciate a bit of shade and I grow mine under the trees.
They are native to Brazil, Peru and other South American countries and grow in moderate altitudes in wet forests. They are very fragrant, delighting with their large, showy blooms.


  1. That is spectacular. Most of them are much darker in color than these, so seeing these lighter colored flowers is a real treat.

  2. Oh yes Klara that is so beautiful, somehow it looks like a very big Oncidium, hehe. That is only what i know.

  3. Thank you for the visit and this zygo always delights me with it's huge pale blooms

  4. Your Zygopetalum is beautiful. I have a darker one that's growing out of it's pot.
    Have a wonderful weekend ahead.

  5. Nice to see them again and they do look like a big Oncidium. They're quite easy to grow, too. I just don't have room for them.