What better way to celebrate Thanksgiving than with an astonishing Stanhopea
has from 8 to 10 large yellow flowers spotted with reddish brown spots. They look like large flying insects. Epiphytic on trees and on rocks in humid forests. This widespread species has a spicy scent. It is pollinated by the Eulaema polychroma
bee. Blooms predominantly in the late summer and fall just in time for Thanksgiving.
Must be grown in open containers such as hanging baskets
, which allows the pendulous flowers to extend downward below the plant.