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Coelogyne massangeana

Orchid

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to August
  • Growth HabitStalked clump

Description

Coelogyne massangeana (Orchid). A species of ephiphytic orchid with conical pseudobulbs and elliptic-ovate, semi-rigid leaves which grow up to 45cm long. From spring to early summer, fragrant, pale yellow flowers with brown and yellow lips, are borne in pendent racemes.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

Asia

Interest and use

Grown for their beautiful and unusual flowers.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part 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

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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