Lycaste Shoalhaven sib (Shoalhaven ‘Alba Round’ x Shoalhaven ‘Albion’) is in bloom again, with a single bloom. I purchased this orchid from the Orchid Zone (Z6417) on my visit to their greenhouses on May 16th. The plant has grown very large leaves, nearly two fee high, and I repotted it — shifting it in the pot so the new growth had room — about a month ago. This little flower was somewhat of a surprise.
My Odontioda (Oda. (Aviewood x Durham City) x Odm. Jim Mintsiveris ‘Spotter’) is now fully in bloom. I purchased this plant from the Tiny Jungle at Orchids in the Park in San Francisco on July 23rd. The initial bloom, which I have shown in this blog before, has now faded.
My Dendrobium Aussie Artist, which is a cross between Den. Cobber ‘Violet Gold’ and Den. speciosum v. curvicaule ‘Daylight Moon’ FCC/AOC, is growing slowly. I have two of these, and transferred them to the solarium about two months ago. They have each grown a new bulb, but don’t seem to be that fast growing. They both suffer from the small port S/H problem, and I may repot one of them in bark to see how they grow.
The new growth has what seems to be an aborted sheath. Since I have not seen one of these bloom, I am not sure what this means for the plant.
My Wilsonara Michoacan ‘Mariposa’, that I purchased from Tom Perlite at Golden Gate Orchids on April 27, 2015, has been transferred to the solarium, and seems to be growing well. It has developed a new pseudobulb, growing to the left in the picture, and seems to be quite healthy.
My Oncidium Tsiku Marguerite ‘#2’, that I purchased from Al’s Orchid Greenhouse in Virginia, finally has a spike. I place this plant on the center table of the orchid room for over a year, and it had only some weak growth. Since I have place it in the solarium, it now drinks the reservoir empty at each watering, and seems much healthier.
I noticed a new spike (growing to the left in the picture) a few days ago.
This plant also suffers from the small-pot S/H problems of too many salt deposits on the plants. I will repot this into a larger S/H pot after it finished blooming.
My Potinara Mark Koch ‘Sutter Butte’, that I purchased at the Gold Country Orchids open house in April of 2016, is developing buds. This plant had four new growths, and I watched three of them develop dry small sheaths, with no buds. However, the fourth new pseudobulb seems to be developing buds now.