Butterfly Orchid

Butterfly Orchid

Phalaenopsis is also called “Butterfly Orchid” or “Moth Orchid”. When they bloom the plants are shaking as butterfly dancing. It is also called “Moth Orchid” because of the availability of blooming plants year-round. There are about fifty native species of Phalaenopsis. Most of them are grown in Indonesia, the Philippines and Malaysia. Taiwan breeders take advantage of their professional knowledge and species collection to proceed manual hybridization. They ameliorate the colors and shapes of Phalaenopsis…

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Oncidium

Oncidium

Oncidium family is very large and includes many flower varieties. The most common yellow flower variety is often referred to as the “dancing lady” or “dancing doll ” because the lips resemble skirts. It grow in bright diffused light; east or west windows are ideal. Depending on the variety the flowering season can be at any time of year, but is generally heaviest from June to August.

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Cattleya

Cattleya

Cattleya is a genus of 113 species of orchids from Costa Rica and the Lesser Antilles south to Argentina. It is one of the most widely varied groups on the orchid family tree. Genus include Cattleya, Brassavola, Laelia, Sophronitis, Broughtonia, Epidendrums and Encyclias. Cattleyas are among the most beautiful of orchid flowers. Often used in corsages and wedding bouquets their blooms can last several weeks to a month or more.

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Dendrobium

Dendrobium

Dendrobium is a huge genus of orchids. The genus occurs in diverse habitats throughout much of south, east and southeast Asia. The flowers range from exceptionally showy to small and insignificant. Some dendrobiums are evergreen; individual leaves will live and function for several years. Others are completely deciduous, dropping all of their leaves upon completion of the current growth. Come to St. Kitts Eco-Park to see which one we planted.

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Anthurium

Anthurium

Anthurium is also called “Flamingo flower”. It is a genus of about 1000 species of flowering plants, the largest genus of the arum family, Araceae. The genus is native to the Americas, where it is distributed from northern Mexico to northern Argentina and parts of the Caribbean. Anthuriums not only have been cultivated for many decades for cut flower production, but also as flowering pot plants will continue to grow in popularity.

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Rose

Rose

Rose is a woody perennial of the genus Rosa, within the family Rosaceae. The name rose comes from French, itself from Latin rosa. There are over 100 species and thousands of cultivars. Flowers vary in size and shape and are usually large and showy, in colours ranging from white through yellows and reds. Most species are native to Asia, with smaller numbers native to Europe, North America, and northwest Africa. Roses are a popular crop…

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Basil

Basil

Basil is a common name for the culinary herb Ocimum basilicum of the family Lamiaceae. It is possibly native to India and has been cultivated there for more than 5,000 years. There are many varieties of Ocimum basilicum, as well as several related species or species hybrids also called basil. While most common varieties of basil are treated as annuals, some are perennial in warm, tropical climates, including holy basil and a cultivar known as…

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Lemongrass

Lemongrass

Cymbopogon, commonly known as lemongrass is a genus of Asian, African, Australian, and tropical island plants in the grass family. Some species are commonly cultivated as culinary and medicinal herbs because of their scent, resembling that of lemons. Common names include lemon grass, lemongrass and barbed wire grass. Lemongrass is widely used as a culinary herb in Asian cuisine and also as medicinal herb in India. Research shows that lemongrass oil has antifungal properties. It…

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