Brooklyn Orchids

Orchid of the Week: Coelogyne pandurata

This week’s orchid is Coelogyne pandurata, aka Black Orchid (due to its black lip):

Coelogyne pandurata
Image credit: orchidweb.com

This plant is native to the rainforests of Borneo and can be grown in the home under warm, humid conditions to mimic its natural habitat.

Coelogyne pandurata blooms
Image credit: tiptopglobe.com

I just love the unique color of this orchid – that green color which is not often seen on blooms. Add to that the black lip and it’s a true stunner!

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