Coelogyne – Orchid

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Coelogyne –

There are about 1000 species of evergreen, epiphytic orchids, in this genus. They occur from lowland forest to high altitudes in Mountainous region from tropical Asia to the Pacific Islands. They vary greatly in size, bearing short, fat pseudobulbs with 2 narrow to broadly elliptic, leathery, pleated, generally mid green leaves. Flowers vary in size and are borne in arching racemes, mainly from the center of new growth, usually from spring to summer. Many species are fragrant and come in shades of green, cream, brown, and dull purple, pure white often with orange markings on the labellum.

Cool to intermediate growing orchids (see chart below). Grow in epiphytic orchid potting mix in a container or slatted basket. In summer, provide moderate to high humidity, good ventilation, and bright filtered light, water freely, apply fertilizer at every third watering, and mist once or twice daily. In winter, admit full light and keep completely dry.

Prone to spider mites, aphids, and mealybugs.