I love this easy to grow and easy to flower orchid. One year later under my care, it has grown two spikes and two more new growth/bulbs. Hopefully the new growth will also develop flowers later on. One of the flower spikes has opened and I can start to smell the beautiful fragrance. The blooms have unusual colour of green and brown-maroon, while the large lips are white with purple stripes.

Though the long and large leaves are prone to black spots, it seems that it does not really affect the performance of the plant. To minimise black spots to develop, it is better to keep the foliage dry and position the plant in an open airy spot under a sunny shade. Good air circulation can help to reduce spotting of the leaves.

Zygopetalum maculatum

Zygopetalum maculatum 3 (2)

Zygopetalum maculatum 3

Zygopetalum maculatum August 6, 2015

Zygopetalum maculatum June 8, 2015