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Brassia maculate Spider Orchid From the genus Brassia, these Spider orchids are fragrant and they

have long and slender stems like those of a spider which gives them that name as well. This orchid grows in the
wet forests of tropical Central and South America. Brassia orchid plant resemble in its structure and pattern, a spider on its web which attracts wasps and lay their eggs in its bossom. The development of the psuedobulbs and inflorecense (flower spike), is very noticeable during their growth period.

There are now vast numbers of types of orchids. The Pacific islands and many areas in Asia are the natural home of the bamboo orchid plant. there are still risks of extinction in some areas. Equally some orchids require very specific environments to grow and flourish while others are of a sturdier constitution. some of these are expensive to buy while some are quiet cheap. However. The soft colours and the fragrance of the bamboo orchid plant flowers is a great attraction for butterflies. The bamboo orchid plant has a lovely aromatic fragrance. Puerto Rico. Unlike many orchids the bamboo orchid plant will grow quite high in the wild. Despite this increase in the number of areas where the bamboo orchid plant is now growing. emitted from flowers which are usually soft purple. The bamboo orchid plant gets it name from the tall stiff stems which can look like reeds. The bamboo orchid plant likes humidity at a minimum of fifty percent. however. growing in Costa Rica. Panama and is found in large amounts in Hawaii. unlike the usual orchid stems.Arundina graminifolia ³Bamboo orchid´ Bamboo Orchid Plant All around the world the bamboo orchid plant is admired. it is thought that the reason for the drop in the number of population of the bamboo orchid plant in this area is due to the destruction of the rainforests. pale pink or a delicate white. It is now however. you will need to make sure that the environment is suitable and that the situation of the plant is correct. the bamboo orchid plant is a rare breed and therefore not for a novice gardener. but it is usually found in flower during summer and through to autumn. The bamboo orchid plant can be kept successfully as an indoor plant. sometimes as tall as five feet. If you are in a dry climate you can . There are some environments in which the bamboo orchid will blossom all year round. bees and birds. It is one of the most beautiful of all the orchid species. It is believed that there may be less than two hundred plants now growing in the wild in Singapore.

This makes up for the fact that the flowers of Arundina bambusifolia are short-lived when cut and so are not often used in a bowl of water near the plant which will gradually evaporate into the atmosphere creating the desired humidity. In its native habitat (the Pacific Islands and parts of Asia) it can bloom year round. It will remain much smaller when grown as a house plant. It was a small room. She had set up a room at the back of the store where she kept the part of her collection which was for sale. they can stretch to 8 feet tall. These terrestrial orchids grow wild in Hawaii. on the other hand. Dora. purple or white daffodil-shaped flowers of bamboo orchids emit a lovely fragrance. so near a window would probably offer the best place for your indoor bambooorchid plant. This is because of its need for high humidity. The leaves. if you are thinking of growing an orchid it is best to find a local specialist or visit a good garden centre for advice before you buy and they will also be able to make sure that you buy the most suitable species for your situation. I think this intensified the perfume. The large. it will bloom late summer through fall. have greater longevity and make a great spray of foliage which will fill out a bouquet. stiff stems resemble reeds or bamboo. This is an orchid that grows best outdoors. If you live in the tropics you will be able to grow the bamboo orchid plant outside. . As will all orchids the bamboo orchid plant needs to be grown on the correct environment. The fragrance enveloped me as I entered and I didn't want to leave. which sent a perpetual mist into the air. Under ideal growing conditions. The owner hybridizes orchids as a hobby. I had never seen anything like it. FL. The bamboo orchid plant does like the sun. The pink. from most other orchids. This sets it apart. That being said. aesthetically. I once wandered into a specialty shop down in Mt. fragrant flowers are attractive to butterflies and bees. however. All in bloom. it will need shade as well. The bamboo orchid gets its common name because its tall. Outside of its native range. She had a vaporizer running. dimly lit and overflowing with every variety of orchid you can imagine. Ever. all orchids like more humidity than is typical in the average home.

cream. . pink. different for every species. according to the species. They have a waxy texture. These plants make greathouseplants. and are also popular in floral arrangements and corsages. The raceme grows from the base of the most recent pseudobulb. yellowishgreen. Each flower can have a diameter of 5 to 10 cm. and each plant can have up to fifteen or more flowers. One feature that makes the plant so popular is the fact that it can survive during cold temperatures (as low as 7Û C or 45Û F) [Actually they will survive at temperatures below 32ÛF for short periods and even as low as 28ÛF]. yellow. They bloom during the winter. Cymbidiums became popular in Europe during the Victorian era. The roundedsepals and petals have about the same dimensions.Cymbidium Boat orchids Cymbidium plants are sympodial and grow to a height of 60 cm and the racemes as high as 90 cm. They show very diverse color patterns. brown. They have been cultivated for thousands of years. The flowers last about ten weeks. especially in China. and red [and orange] (and there may be markings of other color shades at the same time). The fantastic range of colors for this genus include white. but not blue and black. [citation needed] It is one of the most popular and desirable orchids in the world because of the beautiful flowers. green.

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