Tuesday, September 30, 2014

What’s beautiful and looks like a big insect? And no, it isn't scary!

Say hello to the butterfly orchid, also known as as Oncidium Papilio (Psychopsis).  Not only does this orchid have a striking similarity to a butterfly, if you look closely at the bloom, it appears to have a face!

Butterfly orchids are different from many other types of orchids in that they have one bloom per spike but when one falls off, another flower usually pops up right away.  That’s because a future bud is forming behind the mature one.  

These plants are easy to care for and love bright, filtered light.

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