This weeks Orchid of the week is… Cym. Bennett-Poei
Parentage: This is a cross between Cym. iridioides × Cym. tracyanum
The reason why it’s our Orchid of the Week:
This week’s Orchid of the Week is one of my biggest favourites – the Primary Hybrid of Cym. Bennett-Poei. I have two forms of Bennett-Poei, ‘Atlantis’ and ‘Charlotte’, both quite different, but equally as good in their own way.
Both ‘Atlantis’ and ‘Charlotte’ are fragrant, and in an enclosed space really smell great. ‘Charlotte’ is a more spidery flower and shows more yellow/brown colour to it, compared to the more brown/orange ‘Atlantis’, and also different lip markings.
Both plants normally have long arching spikes, but this year I trained them up a stake to present them in a different way for something more interesting, and less common. It also helps contain the plant a bit, and is way easier to transport because I really didn’t want to break these flower spikes!