Eurychone rothschildiana - the green and white flowers have a wonderful spicey fragrance

 Eurychone rothschildiana
     These are an interesting African orchid that, when out of bloom, look like a phalaenopsis. What sets the foliage apart are the wavy-edged leaves - very strikng looking! Not only do the plants look like a phalaenopsis, they can be grown like a phalaenopsis; in intermediate to warm conditions in moderate light. The flowers are very different looking though and, like most angraecoids, they have a wonderful (spicy) fragrance. We’ve grown these on plaques and in pots and will never put another one on a plaque...they just seem happier in pots! One interesting note for Ang fans...these used to be called Angraecum rothschildianum.