Coelogyne Mooreana 'Wild One' (Fragrant Species From Vietnam)

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Coelogyne mooreana, a native of Vietnam, grows best under 1,500 to 2,500 footcandles or the low end of the light level for cattleyas or oncidiums. Strong air movement at all times is critically important. In their native habitat, the summers are characterized by heavy cloud cover indicating that shading is beneficial from spring to fall, but light should be as high as the plant can tolerate, short of burning the leaves. In this species' native habitat, winter is the brightest season. Coelogyne mooreana is a moderately sized sympodial epiphyte that grows 12-18 inches tall with two glossy green, heavily textured leaves per growth. The erect inflorescence is 15-20 inches tall and emerges from between the leaves of new growths before the pseudobulbs have formed. Three to eight large, fragrant flowers up to 3-4 inches (7-10cm) are produced per inflorescence. They open simultaneously and are well-spaced along the inflorescence. The floral segments are snow white except for a golden yellow blotch on the midlobe of the lip. The flowers last in excellent condition for four to six weeks if the plants are kept cool, somewhat on the dry side and in relatively low light. This spectacular species, one of the easiest in the genus to grow.
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Coelogyne mooreana, a native of Vietnam, grows best under 1,500 to 2,500 footcandles or the low end of the light level for cattleyas or oncidiums. Strong air movement at all times is critically important. In their native habitat, the summers are characterized by heavy cloud cover indicating that shading is beneficial from spring to fall, but light should be as high as the plant can tolerate, short of burning the leaves. In this species' native habitat, winter is the brightest season. Coelogyne mooreana is a moderately sized sympodial epiphyte that grows 12-18 inches tall with two glossy green, heavily textured leaves per growth. The erect inflorescence is 15-20 inches tall and emerges from between the leaves of new growths before the pseudobulbs have formed. Three to eight large, fragrant flowers up to 3-4 inches (7-10cm) are produced per inflorescence. They open simultaneously and are well-spaced along the inflorescence. The floral segments are snow white except for a golden yellow blotch on the midlobe of the lip. The flowers last in excellent condition for four to six weeks if the plants are kept cool, somewhat on the dry side and in relatively low light. This spectacular species, one of the easiest in the genus to grow.