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.
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