Upside-down-orchid-flower, did you know that most orchid flowers you see are actually blooming upside down? that's right, referred to as "resupination," the lower lip of many orchid flowers is actually the top petal and, as the flower develops inside the bud, the whole structure makes a 180° rotation.. Aug 4, 2020 - explore juan carlos espinosa's board "orchids upside down" on pinterest. see more ideas about orchids, plants, growing orchids., how to: divide upside down orchids graham’s upside-down orchid (stanhopea tigrina) has grown old and unproductive, and this year treated us all with only five flower spikes, instead of the usual 30!.
Graham’s upside-down orchid (stanhopea tigrina) has grown old and unproductive, and this year treated us all with only five flower spikes, instead of the usual 30!we checked it out and found the basket lining had disintegrated and the pine bark mix had completely decomposed., this morning while sipping a cup of coffee in the verandah, i became aware of a sweet scent in the air. i was drawn towards the perfume and then after looking carefully around, i could see some orchids almost obscured from view as it was hidden by the ferns and other plants which were trying to make their presence known by their beautiful perfume permeating the air..
This is what we awoke to yesterday, the 23rd of january. a 15 cm wide, fleshy, orchid flower emerging from a basket brimming with pseudobulbs (the swollen bits at the base of the aspidistra-like leaves).it's a stanhopea, induced into flower by either lynda fertilising it last week or a liking for the recent warm and (particularly if we keep the water up) humid weather., stanhopea orchid. there are around 30 species in the genus stanhopea, and they are spectacular epiphytic orchids native to south america. their most unusual feature is that the flowers actually grow downward, and they are also highly prized for their very strong, distinctive fragrance..
Poor baby orchids need some serious tlc! let's hope this works!, stanhopea orchids stanhopea orchids are unusual in having flower stems that grow downward through the potting medium, and will then emerge from the bottom of a basket or net pot. (occasionally, as in the photo above, they merely grow over the edge of the basket, but this can't be relied on.) you can make your own baskets if you're handy, otherwise buy commercially-made teak baskets or net pots.