Thursday, January 13, 2011

Zygopetalum

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 Orchidee├źn 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!

Zygopetalum flower