Monday, December 28, 2015

A tolumnia spike!

A spike! A Spike! I've been watching the new fan grow all summer as well as giving it near daily dunks in water.

The last time I watered it, I noticed the new spike growing! It's the first new spike on the first new fan under my car. I am a proud orchid mama!

Monday, December 21, 2015

First flowers of the season

The first flower on Twinkle opened! It's even more exciting because these flowers came from pseudobulbs that grew under my care. The last time Twinkle was open was when I bought it. These are flowers I can claim responsibility for.

Sunday, December 13, 2015


I've been waiting eagerly for Twinkle's flowers to open for a few weeks. Maybe it will be a nice Christmas present. In the mean time, it still looks like this:

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Mom's orchid

My dendrobium hybrid had been growing very well so I decided that this year was the year I would bring mom's orchid home at Thanksgiving. And so I did.

I pulled it out of the pot to take a look at the root conditions and found myself with two orchids that pulled apart very easily. There were still many viable roots, it just needed new potting medium and a much smaller pot.

Before repotting, they both got a physan bath and are now making themselves comfortable in their new home. They are both incredibly lopsided, but I guess that's just how dendrobiums grow.

I think they produce purple flowers. It's been almost 20 years since I saw it flower and my mom was very excited by it.