Sunday, March 6, 2011

Pholidota chinensis

Pholidota chinensis - Flower photo by Richard LindbergOne of my faults as an orchid grower is that I don't take care of plant maintenance as soon as I identify the need. This Pholidota chinensis that I got from the SCOS raffle in January is a case in point.

Pholidota chinensis grows in Vietnam, Burma, Hong Kong and southern China. It is warm to hot growing and fragrant. The genus Pholidota contains 30 species growing from India to South China, Malaysia, Indonesia, New Guinea into the Pacific Islands and south to Australia.

My intention was to transfer the plant to a wood basket in sphagnum, but I never got around to doing it. It has remained in a "to do" area in a light level that an orchid would consider totally dark. I figured that my procrastination had caused the new plant to skip the blooming season this year. I was wrong. There are two spikes.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful plant, I have one Pholidota imbricata, a gorgeous genera in the orchid world