|May 19. 2006
Bought in September 2005 (probably from Hoosier Orchids, I lost the tag.) I thought the plant itself was interesting.
I didn't expect to see flowers already this Spring, so this was a nice surprise.
They are really showy, see below.
|Trichopilia tortilis ( Andy's Orchids at the GNYOS in 2005)
I had bought it flowering, very cute!! This "plant on a slab" produced three new growths last Fall, but I noticed that two of them didn't mature properly. ( mushy growth) I moved the plant into a brighter spot, where it received good filtered light, and the third pseudobulb grew just fine. I could imagine a Trichopilia growing high up in a tree getting a good rain shower, which is followed by sunlight filtered through the leaves. A nice breeze moves any stagnant air away?
|Dendrobium aggregatum (lindleyi)
The first of four spikes started to open yesterday.
I grow this plant in full sun without any protection to avoid lanky spikes. It gets flooded daily with rainwater.
This is another teensy little charmer, the whole spike measures about 4 inches and the individual flowers are about 5 mm in size.
(tough to get a clear picture...need to bring out the tripod)