Native to: Tropical South America
The long-lasting flowers are quite stunning with bold colors in shades of green, burgundy, and purple and are known to be very fragrant. Zygopetalum is a genus in the orchid family (Orchidaceae) with approximately 15 species. This group of orchids can be found in Brazil, Peru, Argentina, Bolivia, and Paraguay. Zygopetalum orchids occur in wet forests at moderate altitudes and are best grown in intermediate temperatures. Most species in this genus are epiphytic, meaning they grow on other plants for support.