Easy Orchid Flowers – Rossioglossum
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Blooming, Care and Culture, Classification, Growing Indoors
I define “easy” orchids as those that can be grown indoors in mild climates in homes that have the heating on during the daytime in winter.
This amazing hybrid produces large, glossy, eye-catching flowers during the summer months. It is a primary hybrid raised in Britain in 1983 from two similar species, R. grande and R. williamsianum, both originating from Guatemala. These were originally classified under Odontoglossum and are now rare in cultivation, which makes this hybrid even more desirable. The upright flower spikes carry four to six blooms that will last three to four weeks. The plant is strong and robust, and is an easy orchid to grow indoors. It has attractive, dark green foliage with large pseudobulbs.
Flower Size: 4 inches (10cm) across
Flower Spike: 20 inches (50cm)
Plant Spread: 14 inches (35cm)
Pot Size: 5 inches (12cm)
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