These fragrant flowers are cream-yellow and covered with burgundy spots, and the sculptural cream-white lip is marked at its base by vibrant orange. This flower is similar in shape to Stanhopea wardii
, but slightly larger in size and without the pronounced "eye spots". The fragrance is similar to sweet cinnamon and milder than other Stanhopeas
. The plants offered here are well-established in their three inch pots, which may be bottomless to allow the inflorescence to emerge. The plants should be potted into a basket (provided) when the blooms finish. . Temperature Tolerant. July - August blooming. Species from Central America.
Orchid of the Day: July 22, 2014