Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Eria spicata

Eria spicata - Flower photo by Richard LindbergEria spicata - Plant photo by Richard LindbergI got this Eria spicata from the raffle table at Sonoma in March 2009. This is the first time it has bloomed. This plant is in peagravel in a 3-inch plastic pot. There are seven pseudobulbs and it stands 8 inches above the pot.

Eria spicata grows throughout Southeast Asia in the lower mountains. It is warm to hot growing, needs bright light and is fragrant. It blooms in spring and summer. The genus Eria (Eria) contains 370 species that are found across tropical Asia and out through the Pacific Islands. They have quite varried cultural needs, so check on the specific species for help with growing.

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