BIANNUAL ORCHID DISPLAY IN CLOUD
BIANNUAL ORCHID DISPLAY IN CLOUD FOREST: CATTLEYA ORCHIDS
Orchids belong to the family Orchidaceae, which is one of the largest families of flowering plants in the world. The biannual orchid displays in Cloud Forest aim to educate visitors on the various genera of orchids, and showcase their fascinatingly myriad forms and colours.
The first display focuses on orchids from the genus Cattleya, and will showcase more than 400 of them throughout the duration of the display. Regarded as the “Queen of Orchids”, the Cattleya is also called “Corsage Orchid” due to the significant size of its blooms. With hybridisation widely practised, Cattleya flowers now come in a wide spectrum of colours. Some of the highlights include various Rhyncholaeliocattleya, which have large-sized and brightly-coloured blooms that are scented, for example Rhyncholaeliocattleya Duh’s Fantasy ‘Mellow’, an award-winning orchid with deep red blooms and a ruffled dark fuchsia lip marked with yellow grooves.
Date: Monday, 11 September – Sunday, 10 December
Time: 9am – 9pm
Location: Cloud Forest
Details: Admission charge to the conservatories applies.
October 31 (Tuesday) 9:00 am - December 10 (Sunday) 9:00 pm