Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Dendrobium unknown hybrid


This Dendrobium came with the name "Rosy Pink."  When it bloomed, I saw the most gorgeous purple of all my plants.  I can never get the actual shade with my camera, no matter how many times I try.  But this one comes close.  The one below,   
taken in my living room, is the truest.

Paphiopedilum Bulldog

These orchids are called "Bulldogs" for some reason.  Imposing and grand, they deserve a more important name.  I have a harder time getting them to bloom than any of the others.    In the fall they have to have night temperatures of 50 degrees or a little lower, then moved inside to at least 20 degrees higher during the day.  If you want to try one, keep it moist, watering every 3-4 days.  Direct sun not necessary, but plenty of light is.   Lots of luck!

Phalaenopsis Chain Xen "Ming Ho"

This is the best-performing orchid I've ever had. I bought it in 2008 and it's been blooming ever since-- AND adding shoots.  The blooms last for six months or more and by the time they fall, new buds are beginning to form on a new stem.