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(pronounced zygo-PET-a-lum)These are from the mountainous regions of Brazil and produce very distinctive flowers having blue-purple or burgundy labellums and often striped sepals. They produce a gorgeous rose-lilac perfume and are long lasting. Numerous hybrids have been produced being vigorous robust plants they are worthy additions to any collection.


Intermediate. Night temperatures approximately 12° to 14° C with a daytime rise of about 10° C.




Average during summer and reduced in winter. Do not mist the leaves this genera is highly susceptible to fungal spotting.



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