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'Adkins Brilliance' AM/AOS
Rhynchostylis gigantea is a favorite species in warm areas as a and hobbyist plant. Thick leathery leaves and wiry roots are typical for mature plants. And attractive quality of this species is the number of different color forms available. There are varieties with white, solid reddish-purple, spots, and even peach to coral tone flowers. Selective line breeding has produced these harlequin patterned flowers. All posess a characteristic, strong musky fragrance that either you love, or hate. Plants should be grown in open baskets and given warm temperatures and regular water and fertilizer. The plant pictured here was exhibited by Jeff Adkins and awarded at the Tamiami International Orchid Festival in January.
Note: all awards are provisional until published in AQ Plus®