Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Ada pozoi in the Quito Botanical Gardens

This orchid was photographed on the Quito Botanical Gardens, Ecuador.  So far as I know this genus is not cultivated in Puerto Rico.  The reason is probably the temperature requirements of the plants which need night temperatures in the middle forties to do well.  These temperatures are only seen in Puerto Rico for brief periods, at the highest elevations in the very “depths” of our winter.  The only place I saw this plant in Ecuador was in the Botanical Gardens.

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