Sunday, November 30, 2008

Naturalizing Orchids Part II

Here are a couple more orchids I'm trying to naturalize on my trees. This first one is Prosthechea cochleata one of Florida's native orchids it has interesting flowers, but there aren't any blooms to share with you, so I'll save that for later. I'm trying to establish it in the crook of my Pink Ipê (Tabebuia impetiginosa) it is taking off nicely with lots of new root growth. I can't wait to see it bloom this year!

This one is a funny story. I accidentally broke this cane off one of my larger plants a Dendrobium hybrid and just for kicks I tied the broken cane to my Black Olive (Bucida buceras). I though it died to be honest because it shriveled, but low and behold a new keiki. It's growing vigorously too. This should produce a massive clump eventually. That will be quite a sight when it is in bloom.

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Wicked Gardener said...

Wow - I hope this works out for you. It would be so cool.

julian said...

Does a black olive produce olives? Or is it just a name?

I likE plants! said...

@ Julian it doesn't produce olives at all, it seems it is just a name!

I likE plants! said...

@ Wicked Gardener they seem to be doing great. I'll post updates from time to time to keep you up to date on their progress!!!!