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.


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.