Friday, February 18, 2011

Coelogyne flaccida

Coelogyne flaccida - Flower photo by Richard Lindberg One of the prettiest of the Coelogyne available is Coelogyne flaccida. The flowers are pretty, there are a lot of them and they are fragrant. It does really well in my greenhouse potted in rock. I divide them every two years and they always bloom. I wish the flowers lasted longer.

Coelogyne flaccida - Plant photo by Richard LindbergCoelogyne flaccida grows from northern India through south China in mountain forests in the 3000 to 6000 foot range. It is cold to cool growing and is fragrant. The genus Coelogyne (Coel) contains 100 species found in all of Asia east of India and Indonesia and Fiji.

The literature describes this species as cold to cool growing. As I have been raising the base temperature I supposed that this is a species I would have trouble with but it doesn't seem to be the case.

2 comments:

  1. That's an interesting looking one. I've read elsewhere Coelogyne do well in baskets. It's hard to see from that photo what it's growing in/on. I assume it's bark or moss?

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  2. These are growing in rock chips. The greenhouse is very wet.

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