Thursday, January 13, 2011
Another of our Franschhoek acquisitions is a Zygopetalum. This orchid has a really strong scent of jasmine/gardenia, particularly early in the morning. Unfortunately, the labelling is not very informative as to its exact genetic makeup, as it only says Zygopetalum! This one comes from Lansbergen Orchideeën in the Netherlands by way of the Exotic Plant Company. The flowers are large and attractive too, as you can see below. Apparently, Zygopetalums can flower several times a year, which is an added bonus!