The Sacramento Orchid Society Show and Exposition was held on April 8th and 9th, and I purchased three new plants. I was somewhat restricted in that my space is full, and I don’t have a lot of room for new orchids. However, I found three very good plants.
I purchased a Paphiopedilum Phiippinense (phiippinense ‘JEM’ AM/AOS x philippinense alba ‘Sterling’) from Paph Paradise. These Slipper orchids have long petals — frequently over a foot long, and I have been looking for such a plant for some time. This plant is in spike.
To become a specimen plant, this plant will need a warm/humid environment.
I purchased a Leptotes bicolor 4N from Cal Orchid. This plant is mounted on a piece of cork, and has one flower in bloom, with several others in bud. It should be a good addition to my mounted plants.
I also purchased a Polystachya Paniculata from Cal Orchid. This plant is currently in spike/bud, and will probably have a protrusion of orange flowers. It is an African rain forest plant, and is usually grown in an intermediate-to-warm environment.