Plant of interest


Aerides lawrenceae

Aerides lawrenceae Aerides lawrenceae

This delightful and different orchid is favoured by orchid enthusiasts but unfortunately only seen occasionally on the show benches.


It is a slow grower to flowering stage but the reward is worth having one in a collection.


They are relatively easy to grow requiring intermediate to warm conditions with very strong light and an open medium which is free draining.


In the warmer months watering can be done daily particularly if the plant is chosen to be grown without medium .


They enjoy free flowing air movement preferably hung and the roots exposed to air.


The leaves grow to about thirty centres long and a width of about four centimetres.


The flowers have a waxy look, grow to about four centimetres wide, are of heavy substance and are highly perfumed..