Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Cattleya maxima at Ecuagenera, Guayaquil

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

Lepanthes elegantula

Nice "big" Lepanthes species. One of the most popular of the genus because of the showy flowers and how easy it is to grow and bloom. It is a sequential bloomer, and a well-grown plant can be in bloom all year long.

Trisetella triglochin (huebneri)

This was the first miniature orchid I remember falling in love with. J and L Orchids had some plants in bloom at the Milwaukee show in 1984.
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

Slc. Tiny Titan 'Sentinel's Tangerine Glow' AM/AOS (Precious Stones x Sc. Beaufort)

Really nice plant.  This one seems to bloom well consistently and frequently.  The C. aclandiae grandparent adds warmth tolerance.  Very heavy substance, great vigor. 

Slc. Kevin Hipkins 'Orange Cascade' FCC/AOS (California Apricot x S. cernua)

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

Restrepia sanguinea 'Walter' HCC/AOS

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.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Lepanthes blepharistes

Tiny flowers on a very small plant.  I underwatered this one for a while, and the leaves look just terrible.  It's starting to come back - In a month or two it will look nice enough to photograph.