Monday, December 5, 2016

Odm. bictoniense x Wils. Bonne Nuit

This beautiful orchid finally decided to bloom this season, it's complicated cross between closely related genera and been with me for a number of years, yet this is the first time I've seen it's flowers. It went backwoods on me a few times, but each time somehow revived itself.

It's not an easy orchid to grow - because it seems to require constant moisture, but not being soggy, bright but indirect light, dislike extreme temperatures, loves high humidity yet needs gentle breeze. If any of these conditions not met it's just not flowering and I am forever learning with this one.

I love colors combinations, the big showy blooms, the heavenly scent that reminds of many exotic spices and delighted finally to see it in flower.

3 comments:

Ron said...

Gorgeous flowers, Klara. Thanks for posting these.

Marijke said...

Wow, what an amazing, beautiful orchid that is. I hope the flowers will last long.
Have a wonderful day.

klaraau01 said...

Thank you for visiting and for checking out this beauty