Plant of interest

Den. bracteosum

This plant is native to New Guinea and while it prefers a very warm climate with high humidity

it is quite comfortable growing in an intermediate to temperate area. The flowers are borne in clusters

close to the pseudo bulb as illustrated in the photo. Colours are white, off white or pale purple with

an orange labellum.

The blooms are very long lasting, can remain for months, are perfumed and are heavy to waxy substance.

The plants like plenty of water in summer, drying out between watering and tend to like less water in the

colder months.

Plants can be either potted or grown on a mount.