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Planting and growing requirements: cool intermediate conditions and regular overhead spraying.
Ideal temperature: 11 - 13°C
An evergreen gem that produces up to a 100 summer flowers per spike. These are bright yellow.
O. longipes also bears its flowers during summer and they too are yellow but with a reddish-brown stripe and a clear yellow lip.
O. ornithorhynchum has autumn flowers which consist of frilly sepals and petals of pale rosy-purple with yellow crowning the lip.
O. papilio wants to be as warm as 18°C and is not meant for the beginner. It has the most unusual butterfly-like blooms, which are yellow and covered with stripes and blotches of bright burnt orange.
O. tigrinum will be happy once again in 10°C and is easy-to-grow. Its autumn flowers are scented and yellow, with only the petals and sepals striped with brown.