Thursday, August 13, 2009

Neofinetia falcata

Neofinetia falcata display at POE

Neofinetia falcata - Flower photo by Richard LindbergActive root growth on my Neofinetia falcataI have a Neofinetia falcata in my collection. For a person who has a "Sure, why not" attitude toward new genera it would be hard NOT to have a Neofinetia falcata. They are very readily available and are on opportunity tables often enough.

Neofinetia falcata grows in Japan, Korea and the Ryukyu Islands. The species grows on deciduous trees and get more light in winter. They are fragrant and tolerate a wide range of temperatures.

I have had my plant for just over two years. I have it mounted on an inverted clay pot covered by a layer of sphagnum. This is not the correct style of using a mound long-strand sphagnum done just-so, but it is good enough for me.

One thing that is interesting is how the roots have changed. When I got it, the roots were long and thin, now they are short and thick. The difference is due mostly to a change in medium and environment. I like the look better now.

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