This orchid species, from Mexico, has large, very intricate scented flowers and makes for an unusual hanging house plant. The flowers are so scented they will easily fill a whole conservatory/room with scent… Albeit only for their short flowering life! The foliage is also very attractive when not in flower.

Plants provided in 10cm slotted pots – no hanging implements supplied (We have used string to hang them in the nursery!)

Pictures are a guide only.

*If frost is forecast we will ship on the nearest suitable day*

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Stanhopea is a genus of about 60-80 species from Central and South America. The genus is named after Philip Henry STANHOPE, president of the Medico-Botanical Society of London. These epiphytic, but occasionally terrestrial orchids can be found in damp forests from Mexico to NW Argentina. They have complex and usually fragrant flowers that are very spectacular however, they last only 1-2 days! Most have flowers that grow downward, so the plants must be potted in hanging baskets or similar containers.


  • They like temperatures of 16oC to 24oC degrees
  • Water regularly during the growing season. The plant grows actively in winter and rests in summer when in bloom. Keep compost moist but not waterlogged.
  • Always use rainwater when watering/feeding

2 Stems


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