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Thursday, 20 December 2012

FFF57 - CRUCIFIX ORCHID

Crucifix orchid (Epidendrum ibaguense) is a species of the Orchidaceae family that occurs naturally from Mexico to Colombia. It has long, thin stems and leathery leaves. The flowers bloom in clusters, with up to 20 flowers open on a stem at once. They come in orange, red, mauve, purple, salmon and yellow. We have the orange and red varieties growing profusely as potted specimens in our garden and they are very rewarding plants.

The common name 'crucifix orchid' refers to the lip of the flower (called the labellum), which resembles a small, gold cross. Crucifix orchids are tough, easy to grow, easily propagated and they have vivid, long lasting flowers. In fact, they are an excellent beginner's orchid. They can be grown in containers in a free-draining mix, amongst rocks in the garden, or in soil. They like a frost-free climate and flower best in a full sun position.

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13 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! I love the colour. I've seen the red variety at the Winter Garden.

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  2. love the summery color. i haven't seen this kind of orchid before. very pretty.

    Yellow Hibiscus

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  3. First time I've seen this. What a beautiful orchid.

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  4. Hello,
    I love these kind of orchid, wonderful form AND color!
    Greetings - moni

    my blog:
    http://www.reflexionblog.de

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  5. Very pretty orchid. I love the color too.

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  6. what a colorful orchid. Makes my winterdays brighter:)

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  7. What a warm and splashing colourful. My favourite!

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  8. http://ann-mythoughtsandphotos.blogspot.co.nz/2012/12/weekend-reflections-flowers.html I went to eden garden, almopst like the Garden of Eden

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  9. Wonderful Orchid!!

    I wish you a Merry Christmas.

    hugs doris

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  10. yay! i found a site dedicated to floral photos! happy weekend, folks... =)

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