Monday, March 30, 2009

Pholidota chinensis in bloom

Pholidota chinensis - Photo by Richard LindbergThe genus Pholidota contains 30 species growing from India to South China, Malaysia, Indonesia, New Guinea into the Pacific Islands and south to Australia.

Pholidota chinensis grows in Vietnam, Burma, Hong Kong and southern China. It is warm to hot growing, fragrant and thrives in a variety of light levels.

I got this plant three years ago from a raffle table. It has been a reliable bloomer. I like the picture and remember the effort to get it. I may try again, though. I think it would show the flower better without the water drops and small, white flowers are always a challenge.

There are four spikes this year. One is done, one is open and two more just developing. They are all on one side and the basket is packed full. Time to repot, I think, and I'll do it next month.

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