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Coelogyne nitida

Orchid

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to June
  • Height0.1m to 0.2m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourGreen
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Coelogyne nitida (Orchid). An epiphytic orchid native to China, Thailand and Burma. Bears oblong to lance-shaped green leaves.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

China, Thailand, Burma

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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