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Summer Orchid Highlight

Summer Orchid Highlight GALLERY BLOG

Dendrobium parishii var. semi-alba ‘Red Wine’

This summer, add a touch of elegance to your collection with the Dendrobium parishii var. semi-alba ‘Red Wine’ orchid. Unlike its white flowered cousins, this rare variety boasts a captivating “red wine” colored lip, making it a true standout. Enjoy its delightful fragrance, reminiscent of raspberries and cream, as the fragrant blooms grace your home throughout the late winter and early spring. This easy-care orchid thrives in bright, indirect light and is perfect for both beginner and experienced orchid enthusiasts.

Dendrobium parishii “Three Lip Six Eye”

Bring a conversation starter to your summer with the dazzling Dendrobium parishii “Three Lip Six Eye” orchid. This captivating variety lives up to its name, boasting a unique three-lobed lip and six distinctive eye markings on its petals. The vibrant blooms, typically appearing in shades of lavender or purple, put on a spectacular show during the summer months. This moderately-care orchid thrives in warm, well-lit environments, making it a perfect addition to your sunny windowsill or patio.

Rhynchostylis retusa

Bring the tropics home this summer with the captivating Rhynchostylis retusa, also known as the Foxtail Orchid. Cascading racemes of fragrant, white and pink speckled flowers resemble a fox’s tail, adding a touch of whimsy to your décor. This easy-going orchid thrives in warm, humid conditions with bright, filtered light. Unlike many orchids, Rhynchostylis retusa can be grown bare-root or mounted, making it a versatile choice for any display. Enjoy its delightful summer blooms and fill your home with its exotic charm.

Ascocentrum christensonianum

Bring the heat to your summer with the fiery blooms of the Ascocentrum christensonianum! This Vietnamese native bursts with vibrant pink flowers, adding a touch of exotic flair to any indoor space. Nicknamed “Christenson’s Ascocentrum,” this miniature to medium-sized orchid thrives in warm to hot temperatures, making it a perfect fit for the summer season. Enjoy its delicate, cascading flower spikes throughout the spring and fall, each boasting blooms around 1.5 cm wide. Ascocentrum christensonianum is a breeze to care for, requiring only moderate watering and bright, filtered light. This compact beauty is ideal for hanging baskets or mounting on driftwood, allowing its graceful form to take center stage.

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