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Coelogyne Genus

Orchid

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • WaterMoist

Description

Coelogyne genus (Orchid). They are evergreen epiphytic orchids. The flowers are colourful and are very attractive. The water and minerals are obtained from the clinging and aerial roots. The perennials consist of 3 outer sepals and 3 inner petals, the lowest of which is usually enlarged. The flowers can be colourful and are very attractive.

Characteristics

Evergreens, Fragrants

Origin

Asia

Interest and use

Grown for their beautiful and unusual flowers.

Cultivation

In temperate climates, they need to be grown in greenhouses. Can be grown in pots but also on slabs of bark. Weak foliar feeds can be added to the sprays.

Propagation

Older leafless pseudobulbs which can be removed for replanting, or from new growth which may appear from the bottom of the plant.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Red spider mites and aphids.

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