Sunday, September 13, 2009

Failed Brassia backbulb

Brassia Rex - Plant photo by Richard LindbergThis backbulb sprouted and went through the first year just fine. I messed up on the second year.

You can see the "pleats of shame" on the new growth. Those marks will never go away. The plant did not get enough water during a critical growth spurt. I won't be able to remove that pseudobulb for two more generations.

On the left is the original backbulb. It had a leaf and a bit of root. It was a good way to start the process.

In the middle is the first sprout. It is small, but that is to be expected for the first generation.

This pleated generation could have been the end of the process. It looks as if it will be full size. But it is not in trade or sale condition.

It will take up space for a while longer unless someone wants it for shipping cost, $5. I'll throw in a Maxillaria tenufolia, no extra.

UPDATE: The plant is no longer available.

1 comment:

  1. "It will take up space for a while longer unless someone wants it for shipping cost, $5. I'll throw in a Maxillaria tenufolia, no extra."

    Do you still have it?

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