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This is a discussion on What the heck is this? within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Hi all, I picked this up at my locally and it came w/o a tag. ...
I picked this up at my locally and it came w/o a tag. Can anyone tell me what it is so I can provide the care.
Hi lilricky, What you have is a beautiful Phragmipedium. This is a hybrid. The species that these plants are bred from come from South America. In particular, in the background of this hybrid is a species called Phramipedium bessae which gives it the red colour of the flower.
Ischel has given the culture page, so have a read and if there is anything else you need to know, ask away. A couple of the regulars here also grow Phrags.
Thank you very much.