I took a break from posting orchids because you might get tired of them. So after posting the nipple fruit and Hibiscus as intermissions, i am back again to the orchids. Remember, i still have a lot of orchid photos in my files. So you will still have them in the future.
Now here i will be featuring the very beautiful and fragrant Rhynchostylis gigantea. Sometimes it is called foxtail orchid because of the form of the spike. It is also prolific that sometimes 3-4 spikes are present in one plant at the same time. It grows abundantly at high temperatures and humidity, which our country is sufficiently provided for. It also grows in a wide range of light conditions, such that many countries grow it. I am lucky to have 4 colors for posting here all at once. They were in the exhibit in the last garden show by the Philippine Orchid Society. It is said that R. gigantea subs. violaceae is endemic to the Philippines.
A few years back i have this in my garden, but because of neglect it just gave a very small spike and later on succumbed to pests. I did not replace it because i am not the one tending them all the time, as i am an absentee gardener, returning home sometimes once a month. I would like to share the photos with you I hope you enjoyed them, i will just keep the fragrance for myself.
For a thorough discussion of Rhynchostylis gigantea please visitAOS website.
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