|August 11. 2004|
Cirrh. putidum was given to me many years ago in bud. I enjoyed the flower very much at the time and waited a very long time to see another one.
I have been growing the plant over the last three years on a slab under fairly sunny conditions giving it rain water twice a day and Peters fertilizer every so often.
This plant seems intolerable of poor water and likes more sun than my Cirrhopetalum E A Buckleberry. Cirrh. AEB drops its older leaves if given that much bright light.
The plant picture on the left was taken after the plant had flowered.
|The flower is amazing, a wiggly purple lip and cute little tassles invite tiny flies, which buzz about it in the morning.
The plant is enjoying its Summer home
in our backyard under a Japanese Maple tree.
|And a sideways view|
|Aerangis luteo-alba var. rhodosticta - one of two plant of the same purchased from Hoosier Orchids in bud. The flowers are very pretty.|
|And from the same shipment the teensy Angraecum distichum.|
|August 26. 2004 one of the spikes of the second plant. This picture was taken outside under different light conditions.
The flowers are identical.