Aliceara Hilo Ablaze ‘Hilo Gold’ HCC/AOS is in bloom.

Ablaze112817.jpgI purchased this Aliceara Hilo Ablaze ‘Hilo Gold’ HCC/AOS from Brookside Orchids in San Francisco at Orchids in the Park on July 23, 2016.  I have it placed on the center table in the orchid room.  Last year it grew a great new bulb, larger than all previous bulbs, but did not bloom (disappointing me).  It started a new bulb, but very early began to grow a small, thin spike.  This spike is much shorter than what I expected, and contains two flowers.

I expect with the increased light in the orchid room (new lights, trees/trellis removed on the west side), this plant should grow a new larger bulb and get the 3-4-foot spike I expect.  (It may be that the increased light prompted it to do the early bloom this time.  We’ll see)

The flowers are pretty though…

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One Response to Aliceara Hilo Ablaze ‘Hilo Gold’ HCC/AOS is in bloom.

  1. Josie says:

    Utterly spectacular. I love it, she must be a delight to look at

    Like

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