12 Jun Orchid in bloom – Thecopus Maingayi
It’s no secret on social media what a plant junkie I am. I’m going to start sharing some of my plant kids here on the blog.
This is Thecopus Maingayi. (That name rolls off the tongue, doesn’t it?) From the American Orchid Society website:
Thecopus (THEE-ko-puss) A small genus of two epiphytic species native from Thailand southeast to Borneo. Seidenfaden described the genus in 1983, deriving the generic name from two Greek words “box” and “foot,” possibly a reference to the shape of the column.
I’ve had this orchid for two years and it’s been a reliable bloomer for me.
I grow him under artificial lighting but decided his glamour shot should be in the sunlight.
One of my favorite things about this orchid is the pendant flower spikes. And the flowers last a long time.
If you have any questions regarding orchid care, post a comment and I’ll do my best to answer in a future blog post. 🙂