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Necklace orchid, Coelogyne

Photo - Holly Kerr Forsyth

Necklace orchid, Coelogyne 

Description: Coelogyne orchids (pronounced see-lodg-i-nee) are sometimes called necklace orchids because of their long pendant sprays of white flower. Coelogyne are indigenous to tropical lowland forests and rainforests of Borneo, Fiji, Sumatra and Indonesia. 

Size: 40cm

Cultivation: these beautiful orchids thrive in cool or warm gardens. They like an easterly position in the garden that offers them a few hours of morning sun every day.

Special comments: bring them inside when they are flowering, so that their beautiful fragrance can fill the house. Once a year feeding is enough, liquid orchid food easier to apply. 


Text: Linda Ross

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Author: Linda Ross