Cleisostoma crochetii Garay 1972


Cleisostoma crochetii (Guillaumin) Garay 1972 is an epiphytic growing miniature orchid species endemic to Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia. The tiny, colorful flowers are born on pendant inflorescences, which reach lengths up to about 35 cm and carry up to 15 flowers. Cleisostoma crochetii flowers get a size of just about 0,7 cm in diameter and are best viewed through a magnifying glass or a macro lens. Flowering period: July - August. Cleisostoma crochetii orchids are protected by CITES Appendix II (trade controlled to avoid use incompatible with species survival). The tropical miniature orchid requires warm – hot temperatures and a location in partial shade to full shade. Plants should be kept humid, but not wet, whilst waterings should be restricted when plants go dormant from late autumn to early fall.

Cleisostoma crochetii (Guillaumin) Garay 1972
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Image: Cleisostoma crochetii (Guillaumin) Garay 1972
Photographer: Kitisak “Nat” Jaidee

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