Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Rodriguezia decora

Rodriguezia decora - Flower photo by Richard LindbergRodriguezia decora - Flower photo by Richard LindbergThe genus Rodriguezia (Rdza) contains about 30 species mostly found in Brazil. They are part of the Oncidiinae subtribe.

Rodriguezia decora grows in Brazil in cool to warm mountain forests and grasslands. It is mildly fragrant and needs bright light.

This was one of the plants that was available at the SCOS potting party. The piece I got had two pseudobulbs connected by a VERY long rhizome. I mounted it and placed it in a very warm, wet and bright location.

The plant has grown well and has sent up two spikes. In addition, I am happy to see that the new rhizome is much shorter. I attribute this to the light level being high enough rather than stunted growth.

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