Thursday, January 22, 2009

Stanhopea oculata







Another one of my stunning stanhopea’s currently in flower – stanhopea oculata. It’s native to hot humid forests of Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil and it flowers with these showy large vanilla scented waxy flowers.

This season each flowering spike developed five flowers but oculata can carry up to 9 flowers, making quite a spectacle of color, textures and scents.


More spikes are developing on my plant hence more flowers later on of this popular, attractive and handsome stanhopea.

3 comments:

Sergio A. Tozzo said...

Hello
Stanhope oculata is native to Brazil but does not occur in my region. here is only the Stanhope lietzei, soon I will post pictures of it on my blog.
Stanhope and his collection is fantastic. Congratulations!

essenceoftime said...

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jtholland said...

thank you very much for the useful information here on this blog, i`m also cultivating Stan`s overhere in holland