Saturday, March 12, 2011

Tolumnia Tequila Sunrise

Tolumnias are actually equitant oncidiums and closely related to the normal oncidiums (or "Dancing Ladies") one would be more familiar with. They are native to the Caribbean Islands and grow attached to tiny limbs in the tops of hardwood trees. All of my Tolumnias grow in tiny thumb pots with chunk charcoal and are watered daily with a fertilizer solution that includes 125ppm Nitrogen. They also receive very bright light, in excess of 3,000 FCs and full sun when it shines.

The blossoms in the photo are lit from behind with full sunlight and the lighting on the right-hand blossom is supplemented with a small, hand-held LED light to fill in the shadows on the lower petals.

No comments: