Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Another stray orchid

Here is my Epicat. El Hatillo 'Pinta'. It, too, survived the Great Orchid Roast of 2006; but, being the weed that it is, has made a full recovery. It decided that it would bloom this year, and now has three honey-scented flowers. It's actually more mead-like than just honey, but I think more people know what honey smells like.

This is the second largest plant I own, topping out at a whopping 18". It has thick pseudobulbs and long, floppy leaves. It's not a bad plant to look at out of bloom.

The flowers start out a yellowy-green with a pure white and purple lip. The petals and sepals slowly turn white, as well. This flower doesn't have the best form, but I'm still very pleased with it.

5 comments:

Joshua Maines AKA FJGamer said...

Hey, man. Thanks for the comment. I like the pictures on your blog. I can't say I'm interested enough to read all this, but I thought I would comment, and who knows, I might develop a green thumb one day.

Rosebud Collection said...

What a beautiful orchid..You did a great job.

Barbra said...

Love orchids. I have 5 aned they take turns blooming-two at a time but so beautiful.

alamodestuff said...

Flowers a lots of fun to photograph, indeed! You and my husband clearly have a talent in capturing their beauty!

fluffnflowers said...

Thanks everyone!

I wish mine were as cooperative as yours are, Barbra! Mine bloom on their own schedule.