It is not impossible to see why this beautifully marked orchid was given its name. Directly translated from Japanese, Nippon means ‘the sun’s origin’, which evolved to mean the more familiar ‘land of the rising sun’ (used to describe Japan). The petals of Cambria wilsonara Nippon are a pure, velvety white, crisply marked with maroon leopard spots and enhanced by a dramatic yellow splash on the lip, which strengthens as the flower matures – like a rising sun.
Cambria embraces a large group of hybrid orchids, initiated in 1911. Instead of the distinctive silvery velamen (the spongy roots of many epiphytic orchids) these orchids’ roots grow from a type of bulb called a pseudobulb, from which the elegantly strappy leaves spring directly. Due to the careful hybridisation, Cambria orchids are obligingly easy to grow and are the perfect first orchid or a trouble-free present.
Not only exquisitely beautiful and thus life enhancing, orchids quietly work for our good while we sleep. Absorbing carbon dioxide during the day, they release oxygen at night, so choose the healthy option and have an orchid on the bedside table.
We regret, due to winter temperatures, this plant is only available for in-store purchase.
Dimensions: H:50cm, W:20cm
Position: In good light but avoid bright sunlight
Care: A good tempered orchid! Keep the soil moist but not too wet, avoid the roots sitting in water and water less in the winter. Ideally use room temperature rain water to avoid chlorine. Dunk the pot into the water, just submerging it, lift and drain in a few moments when the bubbles from the compost stop rising to the surface. Protect from temperatures below 15 degrees. Apply an orchid fertilizer monthly in the summer. Orchids like humidity so regularly mist leaves. Repot as necessary in spring in orchid compost.
Please note the cache pot in the photograph is not included.