Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Stanhopea saccata blooming in the greenhouse. Every now and then I threaten to get rid of all those huge Stanhopea specimens I have to let some light into the greenhouse; at least until something blooms and then I remember why I grow these magnificent, fragrant orchids. Stanhopea saccata hails from Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama in mixed oak/pine forest from around 1,000-5,000 ft. This one has been growing for a while but never bloomed until I ran it dry in the Winter and poof, big beautiful flowers. Go figure.