Flowers with a Monkey face (See it, to believe it!)

Monkey face Flowers

Shocked? No they aren’t photoshopped! Their impressive looks will truly deceive your eyes at first sight only to leave you in a state of amazement. No prizes for guessing what they actually resemble with, they are orchids that look a lot like a ‘monkey’s face’, and therefore they have been named as ‘Monkey Orchid Dracula Simia’. Having said that, don’t prefer them for gifting your partners (for the obvious reasons).

Monkey face Flowers

They are one in a million flowers mostly found in the cloud forests of ‘Southeastern Ecuador’ at great altitudes of 1000-2000 meters. They apparently smell like ripe oranges. They are quite rare cultivated plants, which is probably why they weren’t named until 1978.

Monkey face Flowers

There are quite diverse with about 120 beautiful species growing at great elevations of Ecuador and Peru. They bloom at any season, and flower anytime they like. They usually grow at 5 cm length, and cannot live in an environment that exceeds 27 degrees, and that’s the reason these flowers enjoy cool and humid environments.

Monkey face Flowers

These orchids need great care and attention, so if you are planning to buy them you’ll need to plant them in partial shade and water them regularly.

Monkey face Flowers

Monkey face Flowers

17 comments… add one

  • Alice February 19, 2014, 7:16 pm

    Hey SANA,

    I like “monkey face orchid” so I want to plant this orchid in my house but this type of orchids are not available in my country India.
    If you know where I can get seeds for this orchid please mail me

    Thanks
    Alice

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  • Franky Cockcroft July 8, 2013, 9:42 pm

    Where can I buy monkey orchids. I stay in Kempton Park.

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  • Paula June 21, 2013, 2:41 am

    you can buy them here http://www.paramountorchids.com/

  • William Void June 19, 2013, 12:31 pm

    They are on the endangered species list, so purchasing then will be pretty much impossible. :(

  • Ann Hill June 18, 2013, 11:59 pm

    I would love to send some grinning monkey orchards to my son. As many of the post. Where can you purchase some? Thank you, Ann.

  • Catherine June 6, 2013, 12:40 pm

    I also would love to buy one of these!! Lovely just lovely plants

  • Fiboni June 5, 2013, 8:16 pm

    As the article explains they are very rare cultivated plants, but maybe someone reading this knows where to get them.

  • rosa wines June 4, 2013, 10:01 pm

    I would love to find out how to get some of these, and how much they cost, they are simply beautiful and i just love anything thats different

  • Caroline Lipkin May 20, 2013, 8:29 pm

    Where can I buy these flowers from and how much are they.

  • leanne swarbrick May 20, 2013, 10:44 am

    Hi does anyone know were I can get these monkey orchids for my mums funeral plz she loves these and this is what she wants I will be sad if I cant get them for her x

  • Jx May 19, 2013, 12:42 pm

    Where can I purchase some from?

  • Selie May 3, 2013, 7:31 pm

    Wow beautiful! Whare can I buy such Monkey flowers? :o

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