Prosthechea (formerly Encyclia) Green Hornet

posted Nov 26, 2011, 12:42 PM by T NP   [ updated Jun 14, 2015, 3:11 PM ]


Prosthechea (formerly Encyclia) Green Hornet
(Prosthechea cochleata x Prosthechea trulla)

 
This is a must have for all orchid lovers. It is an easy to grow and bloom plant with sequential-blooming, fragrantlong lasting flowers. It is also a great "conversation piece" (see below)!!!
 
Psh. Green Hornet is very similar looking to Psh. cochleata with larger blooms. Psh. cochleata is the national flower of Belize, where it is known as the "Black Orchid". It is also commonly known as the Cockleshell or Clamshell Orchid (some even call it the "Octopus Orchid" because of its inverted lip and long, down hanging petals & sepals).