Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Miami Rhynco

Rhyncostylis Coelestis is native to Southeast Asia and can be found in Thailand, India and Burma. This plant has an Ascocentrum-like growth habit and is of small size. The beautiful 2 tone purplish-blue flowers bloom in summer and have the most delightful fragrance. The flowers are long lasting and the plant is so easy to grow. This is the second flowering of this plant this summer.



Sally said...

Very pretty. The foliage reminds me of an agapanthus.

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Lan Nghiem-Phu said...

This is an orchid and its interweaving leaves are typical of Vandas. The Ascocentrum I mentioned is a miniature version of Vandas. This Rhyncostylis orchid is larger than an Ascocentrum, but much smaller than typical Vandas. The Agapanthus, which is an African lily has foliage that is quite different.