Zygopetallum maculatum

Zygopetallum maculatum

Zygopetalum orchids are easy to grow, the blooms have unusual colour and release strong sweet scent.

Zygopetalum maculatum orchids:

  • Synonyms: Z. intermedium, Z mackayi, Z rivieri, Z. velutinum.
  • Native to Brazil, Peru, Bolivia.
  • Strong fragrance.
  • Easy growing.
  • Frost free area.
  • Ideal temperatures: 28 deg C – 10 deg. C. Tolerate higher and lower temperature for short period of time.
  • Bright shaded area with no direct sunlight.
  • Need moisture all year around.
  • Half strength balance liquid fertilizer alternately.
  • Free draining orchid mix.
  • Good air circulation to avoid leaf spotting.
  • Vigorous growing.
  • Big slightly shallow pots.
  • Propagating by division.

Zygopetalum maculatum 3

Fragrant Zygopetalum maculatum

Fragrant Zygopetalum maculatum

August 27, 2014:

The Zygopetalum flowers have started to wilt and few have fallen off. When I bought this orchid, it was already blooming. The flowers last around 2 to 3 months🙂. Will surely miss the lovely fragrance.