Grammatophyllum Green is one of the fastest growing orchids, native to Borneo, Philippines, Fiji and New Guinea. This is an epiphyte found growing on trees. It has large flower spikes, over 3 feet tall when mature, that have dozens of fragrant, brilliant emerald green, long lasting flowers.
It is important to hydrate these large plants well. They should not be allowed to go dry, yet they don’t care for a soggy environment either. Soaking in a large container of water, or watering heavily outdoors or in a bath tub or large sink is highly recommended. When dropped into a large decorative container with no drainage, water carefully so the plant is not standing in more than one inch of water, which it will absorb quickly. In addition, heat and strong light are best for growing this plant.
Grammatophyllums produce short thick psuedobulbs which are not covered leaf bases and bear a few leaves around the top of the psuedobulbs. The flowers of most Grammatophyllum species, are generally yellow, brown, green and spotted.