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Peristeria elata

 Extra large plants.

This is often described on social media as the Orchid of the Holy Spirit and there are many myths around the actual flowers, flowering time 'powers'.  The lip and side lobes resembles a dove, which is presumably what let to the association with the Holy Spirit.

The species is originally from Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador and Venzuela and grows in tropical, wet forests at low elevations.  It is therefore best suited for a warm greenhouse throughout most of South Africa.  

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