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Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by nikkik, Aug 30, 2014.
The flower just opened today.
That is fantastic!
Thank you so much for the kind words, Marni and catsma!
I've not tried this genus since a sad experience years ago. So I am impressed with people who manage to do it. There are some really wonderful species.
nikki, that is a wonderful flower. How large does this plant get?
I'm sorry you had a sad experience with these plants. I really like the flowers but the best part of the genus is the rest I get in the winter. It lightens my load because I water my plants by hand.
Plus, it's exciting for me when I start to see next season's growth start poking through in late winter/early spring, it signals the start of warmer weather!
I also tend to be a careful observer of my plants, so I appreciate this genus because, like the seasons, this plant is always changing: leaves, no leaves, new growth, new roots and blooms.
In a few seasons when the plant is bigger, I will happily give you a division, so you can try again, if you'd like.
Thank you, Kelly! Right now my plant is on it's second blooming and the entire plant is about 6 inches tall. When it looses it's leaves the p.bulbs will be 2.5 inches tall. This is one of the smaller plants in this genus.
I may be ready to give them another try. I saw an incredible variety some years back when I was in Brazil. There was a show that had a large bench of them and I was reminded then how fascinating they were.