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Coelogyne ochracea

Orchid

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to August
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Coelogyne ochracea (Orchid). This species of epiphytic orchid will produce elliptic to lance-shaped leaves. The racemes of flowers have a strong fragrance of pure white blooms from the spring to the summer.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Orchid or Epiphytic

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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