Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Coelogyne fimbriata

Coelogyne fimbriata - Flower photo by Richard LindbergOne of the plants I gave away in June was a piece of my Coelogyne fimbriata. Mine is blooming now and it should continue to bloom through the fall. I have three spikes so I ought to have a couple of flowers open for the next SCOS show and tell.

Coelogyne fimbriata - Plant photo by Richard LindbergCoelogyne fimbriata grows throughout Southeast Asia in limestone cliffs below 4500 feet. It is cool to hot growing, fragrant and blooms in the fall. Coelogyne (Coel) contains 100 species found in all of Asia east of India and Indonesia and Fiji. Conditions vary considerably.

This plant is in a bark/perlite mix in a 3-inch plastic basket. There are twelve pseudobulbs and stands six inches above the pot. It is a bit of a rebel. It doesn't care where you pot it, it grows free out in the air. The long rhizome make it take a lot of space.


  1. The plant you sent me is doing fine, the spike is growing slowly. I will send you a picture when it blooms.

  2. Very cool richard. i've had this species for a while but never really gone out of my way to learn about it for some odd reason. so for your post i must thank you for the information. I have a special love for Coel. fimbriata, it was the first orchid i ever flowered on my own, it was very exciting.

    they are some lovely photos and a very happy plant too

  3. Ah, nice pic! It clearly shows you must be taking good care of it. :D