Plant of interest
Something different

Warczewicella amazonicia



(Photo courtesy Gary Yong Gee.)

This delightful orchid species is native to South America growing principally

in Brazil, Equador and Peru. The plant enjoys high humidity, suitable for

temperate to hot climates but prefers shady conditions. It has no pseudo bulbs

so requires moisture at all times but not soggy plant mix. A medium of

sphagnum with an addition of perlite to keep the mix a little more open is

desirable. Flowers are about  five to six centimetres wide and about eight

centimetres high. The clear white segments are contrasted by purple striations

in the labellum. Fertilize lightly but withhold when the plant is resting.