Lc. Gold Digger ‘O Glades Mandarin’ is in bloom. I got this plant from eBay through vendor orchidtn. It was listed as “overgrown” when I purchased it, and it was! I purchased it for the purpose of doing my first division, and separated it into two plants, about 1/3 in one, and 2/3 of the original in the second.
The second plant is the one shown in the picture. I potted it into S/H, and it suffered more than any plant I have had. It got overturned (pellets all over the floor) four times, and grew pitifully. For over a year, it was on the lower south shelf of the orchid room, near the seedlings, and it just didn’t do well. Upon completing the solarium, I moved it to the upper shelf of the solarium, and it started two new pseudobulbs and went into “sheath” almost immediately.
It is now blooming.
I feel great about this plant. It is one of my initial purchases, and suffered under my care for quite a while. It is now a solid plant, and I expect It will be blooming again next year. I don’t plant to move it from its currently location.
The first plant is on the upper shelf of the orchid room, and currently in bud. It will be blooming soon.