DendrobiummoniliformeHakuunrya (a true miniature Dendrobium) in bud. First time for me. Entire plant is less than 8cm tall.
Angraecumdidieri with developing blossom - second blossom in two months. This plant went for nearly two years (blooming size) without a single attempt at a bud until I moved it into the tank under high light (1800+ foot-candles, for 12-14 hours.) Humidity is 90% minimum. Temps range up to upper 80s F. The pot is 7cm x 7cm (for comparison.) The nectary is longer than the plant is tall!
Well, Aerangis citrata now has a second spike. Pretty nice since the first one has stalled. This tends to be pretty common. It will eventually complete it's development, but the second one may overtake the first (also pretty common.) This is what happened last year as well.
The new Amesiella monticola (the replacement) now is starting to spike! More later.
Ceratocentron fesselii appears to have two new spikes developing, a first for this one.
Tuberolabium kotoense is also starting to spike. A first for this one as well.
The spike on Angraecum didieri continues to elongate. It usually speeds up development at this stage.
I made cuttings of several Jewell Orchids and set them in the same pots to increase the growing shoots.
I recently replaced one of the Angraecummonticola. I have learned that plants that blast flower buds will never develop a good flower bud, so out it goes! The new one may have a developing flower bud. Time will tell.
Angraecumdidieri is working on it's second flower bud since it's move to the tank. Appears it really covets high humidity and good light. I was providing the light, but too low humidity.
Added two more Dracula. Dracula posadarum (Columbia) and Dracula velutina Var. xanthina (Columbia). Based on my success with D. lotax, I assume these will bloom when the temperatures drop in the winter.
We are Bluegreen Vacation Club owners that enjoy vacations in new areas and getting involved doing new activities. For Ross, this usually includes photography--especially local flora. For both of us, this includes sampling the local food and shopping. We are always looking for that perfect dessert as well as another hat or t-shirt or, perhaps, a candle or two.