Prosthechea vitellina

Prosthechea vitellina

Prosthechea vitellinaIt is time for some serious color therapy! Nothing cheers you up better than a Prosthechea vitellina in full bloom after a long dark winter. The photos barely do this stunning species justice, the flowers are even more intense in real life. After only a slightly drier winter rest, just as the dark has started to give way to the approaching light of […]

By |2017-10-13T11:25:41+01:00March 2nd, 2012|Categories: My orchids|Tags: , , , |12 Comments

Prosthechea vitellina

Prosthechea vitellinaProsthechea vitellina, formerly known as Encyclia vitellina, is a medium sized epiphyte found in Mexico to Cental America where it primarily grows in oak or pine forests and cloud forests at altitudes of 1400 to 2600 meters. It is an intermediate to cool grower that enjoys a lot of light. I grow mine potted in sphagnum moss in the intermediate window, very bright with supplemental lighting year round. It […]

By |2017-10-13T11:25:48+01:00May 1st, 2011|Categories: My orchids|Tags: , , , |3 Comments

The haul from the weekend orchid show…

Prosthechea vitellinaThis was a good day for the orchid fiend. There was a (very small) orchid show at one of the flowershops an hour north of here. I had special ordered a few plants from the main grower supplying the show, Karge from Germany, but of course there were several impulse buys as well…  

So after about an hour of perusing, with the very patient […]