Wednesday, February 18, 2009

In bloom today

Anancheilium chimborazoense - Photo by Richard Lindberg

Anancheilium chimborazoense grows in the Caribbean, Central America, and northern South America. It is a medium sized epiphyte, growing cool to warm. It is very fragrant.

I bought the plant at POE from Andy's Orchids five years ago. I had a bit of trouble finding the right place for it and for the first two years it barely grew at all.

It turned out that I had it in too bright light. Reference material has it listed as needing quite bright light, but the place I have had it is much less light.

This is one of the most fragrant orchids I have. You can smell it as soon as you walk into the greenhouse.

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