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Aerides houlletiana

Aerides houlletiana

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Introducing Aerides houlletiana, also known as Houllet's Aerides, a mesmerizing orchid species that adds a touch of exotic elegance to any collection. Native to the lush landscapes of Thailand, Vietnam, and Cambodia, this medium-sized wonder thrives in hot to warm climates, making it an ideal choice for enthusiasts seeking a captivating addition to their indoor garden.

With its origins rooted in evergreen, semi-deciduous, and deciduous dry lowland forests, Aerides houlletiana boasts ligulate, apically bilobed leaves that lend an air of grace to its appearance. This beauty blooms in the spring and summer months, treating your senses to a delightful olfactory experience with its highly fragrant flowers.

Picture this: a 16" long, dense, pendulous inflorescence adorned with 12 to 20 large, fleshy flowers, each exuding a sweet lemony scent that fills the air. The creamy yellow petals, accented by a striking bright pink lip, create a stunning contrast against the backdrop of lush green foliage.

But the allure of Aerides houlletiana doesn't end there. Cultivating this orchid is a rewarding experience, especially when armed with the right knowledge. Here are some essential tips to help you nurture your Aerides houlletiana to perfection:

  1. Lighting: Provide bright, indirect light to mimic its natural habitat. Avoid direct sunlight, as it may scorch the delicate foliage.

  2. Humidity: Maintain humidity levels of 50% or higher to keep your orchid thriving. Consider using a humidifier or placing a tray of water filled with pebbles beneath the plant to create a humid microclimate.

  3. Watering: During the summer growing period, water your Aerides houlletiana frequently, ensuring that the growing media remains consistently moist. As the cooler months approach, reduce watering frequency, allowing the media to approach dryness between waterings.

  4. Temperature: Aim for temperatures within the hot to warm range, ideally between 65°F to 80°F (18°C to 27°C), to promote healthy growth and blooming.

  5. Potting: Opt for a well-draining potting mix that allows for adequate air circulation around the roots. Repot your orchid every two to three years to refresh the growing medium and prevent overcrowding.

This is a blooming size imported bare root orchid; newly repotted in a 3" or 4" basket; about 1 to 2 years to bloom; Grown from seed; Limited!

With proper care and attention, your Aerides houlletiana will reward you with its stunning blooms and intoxicating fragrance, transforming your space into a haven of natural beauty and serenity. Experience the enchantment of Houllet's Aerides and elevate your orchid collection today.

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