Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Dockrillia at POE

This plant was awarded best Dendrobium at the show. I think this species was reclassified into Dockrillia, but I couldn't see the tag anywhere so I'm not certain as to species.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Dendrobium speciosum at POE

The Aussies wouldn't consider this a particularly impressive plant (they have seriously high standards for this species), but the white form is relatively uncommon and the plant made a nice display.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Cattleya percivaliana seedlings

I just potted up a flask of perci babies. Three reasons I got this: 1) received in trade, so no money out of pocket, 2) only have one perci in my collection and find good ones hard to come by and most importantly 3) it will be fun to try to grow them to maturity.  Here you see them just out of flask with the tip of my pinky for a size reference.

Friday, February 22, 2013


This video (which is not by me) gives you a feel for the Pacific Orchid Expo

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Cattleya walkeriana new growth

Judging by the shape of this new growth I think this is a blooming growth.  C. walkeriana is the only species (along with the sibling species C. nobilor) that has specialized growth for generating a flower.
If I am right (and the buds don't blast) this will be my first walkeriana flowering.

Lc. Luminosa 4n

Lc. Luminosa 4n by salabat
Lc. Luminosa 4n, a photo by salabat on Flickr.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Epidendrum veroscriptum

Picture from Dec 2. Picture from Dec 30. Andy's Orchids says this should be fragrant. None detected yet. I didn't try to count the flowers - there are many!