Monday, August 1, 2011

Stanhopea tigrina

The Stanhopea tigrina has just openned its first flower. It looks as if this will be the worst blooming year I have had. There is only the one flower on the inflorescence and the second inflorescence appears to also have only a single flower.

The plant did not grow much this year. I promised myself that I would hand water this plant through the winter, but I am afraid that I found the rootball to be bone dry too many times.

Stanhopea tigrina - Plant photo by Richard LindbergThe genus Stanhopea (Stan) contains 55 species growing from Mexico, through Central America and South America.

Stanhopea tigrina grows in Mexico at about 2000 feet. It is cool to warm growing, fragrant and blooms in the summer and fall. The flowers are pendant and last only 3 to 5 days.

This plant is suspended on a rope. There are perhaps 30 pseudobulbs growing out in all directions.

1 comment:

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