Phragmepedium besseae 'Mega' HCC/AOS

Phragmepedium besseae 'Mega' HCC/AOS

March 15, 2024

Phragmipedium besseae is a stunning orchid species native to the cloud forests of Peru. This unique orchid is known for its vibrant orange flowers and sparkling flowers, making it a favorite among for us! It the species captured our attention and we have over 100 different clones,

What sets Phragmipedium besseae apart from other orchids?

Phragmipedium besseae stands out due to its bright orange flowers, which can range from a deep crimson to a fiery orange hue. The vibrant colour of the plant adds to its allure, making it a visually striking addition to any orchid collection. There is also a rarer 'flavum' or yellow variety that is also avaiable. 

How to care for Phragmipedium besseae?

Phragmipedium besseae thrives in a humid environment with filtered sunlight. It is essential to keep the media moist but not waterlogged to prevent root rot. They grow well in a variety of medias, including bark mixes, coco-coir soil, and inorganic rockwool.

Fertilize the orchid regularly during the growing season to promote healthy growth and vibrant blooms. Flushing between fertilizing is essential.

Interesting facts about Phragmipedium besseae

- Phragmipedium besseae is named after the French botanist Elizabeth Besse, who discovered the species in the early 20th century.

- This orchid species is a popular choice for hybridization, leading to a variety of unique color combinations and patterns.

- Phragmipedium besseae is considered a rare and endangered species in its natural habitat due to habitat loss.

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