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Acineta Orchids

Acineta-beyrodtiana

A tropical species, Acineta Orchids are originally from South America and are most species are canopy growers (epiphytic) in the rain forests at high altitudes, so we have the twin requirements of humidity and cool nights.

In cultivation they are warm growing orchids and are usually grown in wooden baskets hanging from the roof.

Some species are fragrant and others are not, Acineta beyrodtiana (pictured) with its waxy flowers is one of the more fragrant species with up to 30 individual blooms on a stem.

Acineta supurba with its creamy white flowers heavily spotted with crimson is a little variable in colour, but a sought after species.