Plant of interest

Grammatophyllum speciosum

Gram. wallisii

The genus Grammatophyllum is often referred to as the giant orchid

or tiger orchid. This is due to the massive size it can grow to or the

colouration of the flowers. Pseudo bulbs grow up to three metres in

length. The plant is a vigorous grower which can double in size after

just one year and has a very strong root system and it is known as

the largest orchid in the world.

It is endemic to south east Asia where it prefers warm to hot conditions

and grows in full sun or strong light. The multi flowered arching

racemes display waxy blooms are green, yellow or brown flowers covered

with purple spots.

Gram. wallisii.