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Albertina Sisulu Orchid

Brachycorythis conica ssp. transvaalensis

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

13b

USDA zone

18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

40cm

Max

40cm

30cm

Min

20cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

Albertina Sisulu Orchid Overview

Critically endangered grassland orchid found in small colonies in Gauteng. It was rediscovered in 2007 after missing for a long time - since 1956! Shiny bright green triangular leaves gives rise to a small orchid, about 300-400mm high, in midsummer in the Highveld. The Brachycorthis genus consist of 36 species - with 24 from Africa and the rest from Asia. It has a dormant time during dry winter - allowing to survive fires that often occur in the dry grasslands over wintertime.