Friday, October 21, 2016

Cyrtopodium Rustic Surprise

Cyrt.Rustic Surprise 1
Cyrt.Rustic Surprise 2
This beautiful orchid just finished it's flowering season, showing off it's special, luminous blooms.

The specie native to Florida, West Indies and Central America to Argentina and most of them have yellow and cream coloring sometimes described as "drab colors" in orchids publications, but I always wanted to try to grow more intense colors of cyrt. and this one did not disappoint.

The blooms are quite large and luminous and perfectly formed and the plant is of medium size. It's relatively easy to grow in our climate, however need a dry, cool resting period in our winter - "back of the bench" material for about 3 or more months and then as the weather warms up increased watering routine.

Cyrt. Rustic Surprise beautiful orchid that delights with it's colors, textures and slightly herbal scents.

7 comments:

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

How nice to see your pictures and read your post again! Thank you!

klaraau01 said...

Thank you Tatyana for your kind comments and for checking out my orchids

Andrea said...

That is so beautiful, i haven't read about this genus. It looks like Oncidium too.

klaraau01 said...

Thank you Andrea for the visit - love your hoya's, they are so beautiful!

Ron said...

Fantastic color and beautifully photographed.

klaraau01 said...

Thank you Ron, your orchids are beautiful!!!

hoa lan said...

I enjoy all kinds of Dendrobium , tks photographed