Grammatophyllum scriptum Lindl. Blume 1849


Grammatophyllum scriptum (Lindl.) Blume 1849 is a very large sized, epiphytic growing orchid species, native to the Philippines and New Guinea.

The Grammatophyllum scriptum orchid, in common parlance called Bell Orchid and sometimes misnomed as Tiger Orchid get inflorescenses, which reach lenghts of up to about 1,50 meters and show up to 100 waxy flowers. The single flower gets a size of about 4,5 cm in diameter. Flowering period: Spring - Summer. On the Maluku Islands, commonly known as Spice Islands, people use the seeds to produce an aphrodisiac. Grammatophyllum scriptum orchids are protected by CITES Appendix II (trade controlled to avoid use incompatible with species survival). The tropical orchid requires intermediate - warm temperatures and a location in full sun. Plants need to be heavily fertilized and should be kept humid, but not wet, during the growth season. In winter the potting medium should dry out between waterings.

Grammatophyllum scriptum (Lindl.) Blume 1849
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Image: The Grammatophyllum scriptum (Lindl.) Blume
Photographer: Anuparp Ratanakhon

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