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Coelogyne cristata

Orchid

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  • Coelogyne cristata | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Coelogyne cristata | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Features

  • BloomsDecember to March
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourWhite with gold tip
  • Leaf ColourGlossy deep green

Description

Coelogyne cristata (Orchid). A popular orchid species native to the Himalayan hills. Bears many short sprays of richly-fragranced, gold-lipped-white flowers. Glossy deep green leaves are lance-shaped. It flowers at the end of winter and on into spring.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

Himalayan hills

Interest and use

Specimen

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  • Coelogyne cristata | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • WaterMoist

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

Propagate by division after flowering.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Red spider mites and aphids.

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