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Brassavola nodosa

Brassavola nodosaThere is a lot blooming right now, and many of them are very pleasantly fragrant too, adding another dimension to the experience. First out in the fragrance series this summer is this wonderful Brassavola nodosa. It has a faint citrus scent that increases notably in strength at night. To be honest however, even though it is nice I do not grow this species for […]

By |2017-10-13T11:25:47+02:00July 24th, 2011|Categories: My orchids|Tags: , , , , , |1 Comment

Leptotes bicolor

Leptotes bicolorLeptotes is a very small orchid genus of only nine species from Brazil, Paraguay or Argentina. Five of the recorded species have been described as late as this millennium, so perhaps it is not so strange that they are quite rare in cultivation. But still I cannot help wondering why this is such an under appreciated genus.

Leptotes bicolor is a lovely epiphyte from the subtropical rainforests and […]

By |2017-10-13T11:25:49+02:00March 26th, 2011|Categories: My orchids|Tags: , , , , |6 Comments

Ornithocephalus gladiatus

Ornithocephalus gladiatusThis is a warm to intermediate growing miniature epiphyte found on Grenada and down through the southern neotropical Americas. I keep it mounted in the warm vivarium, quite bright and humid, but I allow it to dry out a bit in between waterings. I got it from Peruflora last April and this is the first bloom for me. I can’t find much information about […]

By |2017-10-13T11:25:49+02:00February 27th, 2011|Categories: My orchids|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

An Ornithocephalus sensation

Ornithocephalus sp.Let’s start off the new year with a fantastic little mini Ornithocephalus species. Despite its diminutive size it always puts on an amazing show, seemingly intent on outdoing itself each season. I got an impressive 22 inflorescences this year and the flowers will last for about 2 months! It is a virtual fireworks display of white little birds in flight and I just adore […]

By |2017-10-13T11:25:51+02:00January 1st, 2011|Categories: My orchids|Tags: , , , , |10 Comments

Brassavola nodosa

Brassavola nodosaOh I have been waiting for this one to bloom for a year now, and here it is. Finally! …and what a beautiful flower it is!! A long lasting sensual flower with elegant flowing shapes in delicate shades of cream and white…  It has a very pleasant fragrance that grows a lot stronger at night. I read somewhere that it was supposed to […]

By |2017-10-13T11:25:52+02:00December 9th, 2010|Categories: My orchids|Tags: , , , , , , |4 Comments

New baby arrivals… Dendrobium cyanocentrum f. blue

Dendrobium cyanocentrum f. blueThis is so exciting… and I just have to give a hug and a huge plug to a very nice orchid grower for this one. I very recently (and suddenly) lost both of my Dendrobium cyanocentrum orchids and it really, really sucks! A heartbreaking experience since I raised both plants from flask to flower and they were absolutely perfect […]

Aerangis mooreana

Aerangis mooreana
This is a lovely little epiphyte hails from the Comoros and Madagascar where it grows in humid forests from sea level to 600 meters. I got mine from the German grower Karge a couple of years ago and have since been growing it mounted in the warm vivarium. I grow it fairly bright, perhaps 10 cm from the light (9000 lumen), […]

By |2017-10-13T11:25:56+02:00August 26th, 2010|Categories: My orchids|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

Phalaenopsis parishii

Phalaenopsis parishiiThis tiny little Phalaenopsis is a warm growing epiphyte found on lower elevations in the eastern Himalayas and further south across Indochinese peninsula. This is the first flowering for my orchid, and it produced a very short inflorescence with one small flower, but it is a cute one. The flower is only about 2 cm big and the whole plant is not more than […]

By |2017-10-13T11:26:00+02:00May 4th, 2010|Categories: My orchids|Tags: , , , , |13 Comments

Neofinetia falcata ‘Yodonomatsu’

Neofinetia falcat 'Yodonomatsu'This is one of the lovely little Neofinetia I bought this from a friend about six weeks ago and it pretty much set a flower spike right away. The flowers are small and slightly rounder with a shorter spur than many other Neos. I love the subtle hints of pink spots in the white flowers too. Some clones have a lot more […]

By |2017-10-13T11:26:00+02:00April 27th, 2010|Categories: My orchids|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Neofinetia falcata ‘Yodonomatsu’