Aerides houlletiana Rchb.f 1872


Aerides houlletiana Rchb.f 1872, an epiphytic growing orchid species, native to Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia, has been named by Heinrich Gustav Reichenbach in honour to the French gardener Jean-Baptiste Houllet (1815-1890). Inflorescences get lengths up to 40 cm and are densely packed with up to 20 colorful flowers. The highly fragrant flowers, with a strong scent reminescent of Jasmine,
get a size of about 2,5 cm in diameter.
Flowering period: April - May.
Aerides houlletiana orchids require warm temperatures, bright light or full sunlight and a well drained potting medium.
The tropical orchid is best cultivated in hanging baskets or mounted on wood.

Aerides houlletiana Rchb.f 1872
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Image: Aerides houlletiana Rchb.f 1872
Photographer: Kitisak “Nat” Jaidee

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