Attractive terrestrial orchids, Zygopetalum orchids are relatively easy to care for and are much sought after by orchid enthusiasts.
Popular with collectors as well as the cut flower industry where the long lasting flower blooms are highly valued. Zygopetalum Arthur Elle (picture right) is a popular cultivar
Originally from South America these wonderful orchids can easily be grown outdoors in warmer climates.
They are tolerant of both heat and cold as long as they receive protection from frosts and have the correct lighting conditions.
In cooler areas indoor culture is recommended.
Species and Varieties
Most Zygopetalum varieties for sale are hybrids, bred for flower form and color. A number of species are worth considering for enthiasiasts and collectors.
Look for named species such as Zygopetalum crinitum, Zygopetalum intermedium, Zygopetalum mackayi, and Zygopetalum Blackii.