Friday, July 30, 2010

Alamania punicea

It was like Christmas in July when I opened this box.

I had sent off a couple of trade-quality orchids the week before and was expecting to get an Alamania punicea and a couple of others. Imagine my surprise when I found it chock full of botanical goodness. No newspaper filler, just plants. 22 plants in all, 23 including some very well-grown Spanish moss.

Not all of these are orchids but they are welcome all the same. I took pictures of each and am in the process of cataloging and attaching them to something to go into the greenhouse. If you want to see all the pictures, go here.


  1. Glad you enjoyed the "filler"! Most of the Tillandsias were gifts from an orchid friend. They've been steadily producing offsets so just passing the "botanical goodness" along.

    Best of success!

  2. Wow, SUPER nice haul! That Alamania should be spectacular when it blooms, that's a species I didn't know about previously...

  3. I am looking forward to seeing it bloom. It is not widely cultivated.