Coelogyne sanderiana is yet another tropical orchid (from Sumatra, Borneo, etc) that is not happy growing in my slightly heated glasshouse where the minimum temperature inside gets a low as 8 degrees C and the outside temperature as low as minus 7C. Some tropical plants are amazingly tolerant to climate variations but this does not appear to be one of them.

It is one of the 'old' Coelogynes having been named in 1887 in honour of the famous Frederich Sander who had probably the most famous orchid collection in UK at the time and sent collectors out all over the world.

This orchid is closely related to Coelogyne mooreana and Coelogyne cristata, two of the most showy and commonly grown Coelogynes. I desperately want my plant to flower so that I can see for myself why it hasn't the same level of popularity as these.

Negatives: .It is very difficult to acquire.


Sometimes sold as:

Varieties: None known

Hybrids: None registered

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