Summer and Fall 2010

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Mexipedium xerophyticum

In Fall 2004 bought a tiny plant in the form of one small rooted leaf.  It grew slowly, added a few fans during the following years but was slow to bloom.

My conditions - CHC mix with added crushed oystershells, full sun in Winter inside and somewhat more protected outside during the Summer months, daily rainshowers.


Here is the plant finally this June! It is spiking!! Perhaps because I picked up a second plant? :-)

Around the middle of July 2010 - the first bud is opening outside in the cage.

in August - still blooming

And still blooming in October - there are more buds in the works now,  October 21.