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Crested Coelogyne - Plant

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Description

Coelogyne cristata is an evergreen epiphytic orchid that comes from cool, moist areas of the eastern Himalayas and Vietnam.

Coelogyne cristata has a tightly packed cluster of shiny, light green, round or egg-shaped pseudo-bulbs. Each pseudo-bulb is 2-8cm (0.8-3 inch) high and 2-4cm (0.8-1.5 inch) wide. Bulbs that have flowered gradually wrinkle and yellow.

The pointed, strap-shaped, usually arching bright green leaves are 15-30cm (6-12 inch) long and 5cm (2 inch) wide. Coelogyne cristata is an unusual Coelogyne in that its 30cm (12 inch) long flower stems rise from the base of the pseudo-bulbs. Each stem carries up to eight roughly bowl-shaped blooms, up to 10cm (4 inch) across.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Snow Queen, Angel Orchid
Maximum Reachable Height 15-20 cm
Flower Colour Coelogyne orchid plants have clusters of fragrant lacy snow-white flowers; salmon-pink solitary flowers; chainlike racemes of topaz and chocolate brown flowers; spikes of delicate white spice-scented flowers; emerald green flowers marked with blue-black.
Bloom Time March-April.
Difficulty Level Medium

Planting and care

  • Coelogyne Orchids grow best with a humidity tray underneath them and 60-80% humidity.
  • If you are not able to use a tray, it helps to mist your orchid to add a little humidity to the air (this works if your orchid is in a warmer area).
  • The plants should never be over potted as this can cause excess water to be retained in the pot causing some stagnation of the compost.
  • Use a medium grade compost and repot every April after flowering or alternatively allow them to grow into large specimen plants and repot every 2 to 3 years.
  • Crested Coelogyne care

    Sunlight Although they like high light levels they should not be placed in direct strong sunlight near to the glass as the leaves may become scorched.
    Watering Do not allow these Coelogyne Orchids to fully dry out between watering (drying out below the surface between watering is perfect). Water minimully during the winters.
    Soil Use a potting mix that retains a fair amount of moisture without getting soggy, such as coconut husks, fine fir bark, or tree fern fiber.
    Temperature During the day, Coelogynes prefer temperatures to be between 80 to 85 degrees F. and in the evening,it prefers cooler temps between 55 to 65 degrees F. but not below 50 or above 86 degrees F. They do best in cooler environments.
    Fertilizer The plants are moderate feeders and a general purpose plant food can be applied from April to September.

    Crested Coelogyne uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • his orchid demands to be grown into a specimen size to highlight its beauty
    • Also, Coelogyne cristata has high ornamental value as a cut flower lasting for 15 to 60 days

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is another name for a Crested Coelogyne ?

    Crested Coelogyne is commonly known as Snow Queen, Angel Orchid

    How tall do Crested Coelogyne grow?

    On average Crested Coelogyne grows 15-20 cm

    What color are Crested Coelogyne ?

    A Crested Coelogyne plant bears flowers of color Coelogyne orchid plants have clusters of fragrant lacy snow-white flowers; salmon-pink solitary flowers; chainlike racemes of topaz and chocolate brown flowers; spikes of delicate white spice-scented flowers; emerald green flowers marked with blue-black.

    When Crested Coelogyne blooms?

    With enough light, Crested Coelogyne may produce Coelogyne orchid plants have clusters of fragrant lacy snow-white flowers; salmon-pink solitary flowers; chainlike racemes of topaz and chocolate brown flowers; spikes of delicate white spice-scented flowers; emerald green flowers marked with blue-black. flowers in March-April.

    How hard is Crested Coelogyne to grow?

    A Crested Coelogyne is Medium

    How much sunlight does a Crested Coelogyne need?

    A Crested Coelogyne prefers Although they like high light levels they should not be placed in direct strong sunlight near to the glass as the leaves may become scorched.

    How much water does a Crested Coelogyne need?

    A Crested Coelogyne prefers watering Do not allow these Coelogyne Orchids to fully dry out between watering (drying out below the surface between watering is perfect). Water minimully during the winters.

    What kind of soil does a Crested Coelogyne need?

    A Crested Coelogyne prefers Use a potting mix that retains a fair amount of moisture without getting soggy, such as coconut husks, fine fir bark, or tree fern fiber.

    What temperature does a Crested Coelogyne like?

    A Crested Coelogyne prefers During the day, Coelogynes prefer temperatures to be between 80 to 85 degrees F. and in the evening,it prefers cooler temps between 55 to 65 degrees F. but not below 50 or above 86 degrees F. They do best in cooler environments.

    How often should I fertilize my Crested Coelogyne ?

    To encourage Crested Coelogyne growth, The plants are moderate feeders and a general purpose plant food can be applied from April to September.

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