Calanthe vestita Lindl. 1833


Calanthe vestita Lindl. 1833 is a terrestrial, occasionally lithophytic growing orchid species, endemic to Myanmar (formerly Burma), Thailand, Vietnam,
Malaysia and Indonesia.

The white flowers, with a yellow, sometimes dark orange center, reach a size of about
5 - 7 cm in length. Inflorescences get length up to about 90 cm and carry up to 15 flowers. Flowering period: October - February. Calanthe vestita orchids are protected by CITES Appendix II (trade controlled to avoid use incompatible with species survival). The tropical ground orchid requires cool to intermediate temperatures and a shady location. The pseudobulbs should be covered just halfway through with a well-drained potting medium. Plants should be kept moist, but not wet, during the growth season, whilst waterings should be restricted during winter, until new growth appears.

Calanthe vestita Lindl. 1833
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Image: Calanthe vestita Lindl. 1833
Photographer: Posantor “Chocolate” Saelie

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