Saturday, October 17, 2009

Stanhopea Blooms

Another one of the greenhouse Stanhopea plants has begun to bloom.  There are several more but none of their flowers have opened yet.  They are very interesting and I would like to have a few plants of my own one day.  The smell ranges from a milk chocolate to vanilla.  It's very strong and fills the room.

 One of the Cymbidium (Orchid) hybrids is also be blooming soon!



  1. I can't believe these plants have such amazing blooms! I'm missing all the cool stuff!

  2. We have a real big stanhopea oculata in the lobby of my research institute and you can still faintly smell "cake" from two hallways away on the other side of the building.

  3. They really are amazing plants! I'm surprised I didn't know about them before working in the greenhouses.


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