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Stanhopea sp., Stanhopea
Stanhopea panamensis

Stanhopea sp.

Family: Orchidaceae
Origin: South America, Central America
Small shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeEpiphyteRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersUnusual colorRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersFragrant

Stanhopea is noted for its complex and usually fragrant flowers that are generally spectacular and short-lived. Their pendant inflorescences are noted for flowering out of the bottom of the containers in which they grow, lending themselves to culture in baskets that have enough open space for the infloresence push through. They are sometimes called upside-down orchids.

Light should be bright, with direct sunlight diffused so as not to burn the leaves.

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