Tuesday, December 28, 2010
It's C. maxima's time to shine, and Ecuagenera has an amazing collection. They have several color forms, and they have grown up populations of seedlings of many of them. The albas were just about done, but the dark ones, the ones with deeply rayed lips, and the coeruleas were all in great form.
Saturday, December 25, 2010
I'm growing it in a piece of Ecoweb in the terrarium. I haven't had it long, but it appears to be establishing well.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Really nice plant. This one seems to bloom well consistently and frequently. The C. aclandiae grandparent adds warmth tolerance. Very heavy substance, great vigor.
Lousy blooming of this fantastic plant. The only thing you can really see from these pictures is the rich color and sparkling texture. I'm growing it warm, and it would really prefer to be on the cool side of intermediate...Nice to see a Soph. cernua hybrid!
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
For a Restrepia, this is big and showy - blooms are about 1 1/2" tall. It blooms off and on all year. I grow it in a small clay pot that's about 2/3 full of styrofoam, with the top third sphagnum moss.