Day 106 of 365 Things to Do in Panama

Day 106 of 365 Things to Do in Panama. Admire an Orchid Garden.

Orchids are Epiphytes, which means they need a host plant or tree on which to develop. There are over 1,200 orchid varieties.

Peristeria, Dove Orchid or Holy Ghost orchid is the national flower of Panama and very popular during Holy Week. Peristeria comes from the Greek word peristerion meaning “from dove”. Peristeria can often be found in the wild near the edge of hardwood forests in many parts of Panama. Unfortunately, it has