Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Rodriguezia decora

Rodriguezia decora - Flower photo by Richard LindbergMy Rodriguezia decora has outgrown its mount. I am cutting off a 2-pseudobulb lead as this month's free orchid.

Rodriguezia decora grows in Brazil in cool to warm mountain forests and grasslands. Fragrant, bright light.The genus Rodriguezia (Rdza) contains about 30 species mostly found in Brazil.

The rules are the same as always: You pay actual postage and it comes Priority Mail. (I'll let you know, but it will be around $6.) If you have not had a free orchid before, add a comment claiming it and them go to this page to get my direct email address so we can work out the details. "First time" restriction ends at 4pm PST on Thursday the 17th. After that, anybody who wants it can have it. Continental US only please.

The plant is not big but it has a 5-inch rhizome and a 15-inch spike so it can take up some space.


  1. And so you shall! Send me the direct email with your shipping address and I'll send it.

  2. Hi Richard,
    Sorry to be posting this in the wrong place, (I realize I missed the Rodgriguezia). Just wanted to ask. I've heard that single backbulb propogation for Oncidium sp is not usually successful. I have a little Onc. Twinkle that was not doing well at all. It was down to 2 pbulbs, both with leaves, but one developed rot at its base. I trimmed away the rot and treated the bulb with SA-20, then potted it in small stalite and placed it in a zip lock bag with damp sphag on the bottom. It's been kept in warmth and lower light. This was started about 10 days ago. The green leaf has turned yellow, but the little pbulb is still green. Do you think I'm wasting my time with this experiment? Thanks, Tony

  3. Tony, that's ok, post a comment anywhere you like.

    For Onc Twinkle I would prop the pseudobulb in small (quarter-inch) rock and splash it every other day or so. I have had less success with sphag-and-bag, it tends to get moldy or rots.

    When orchids get a scent of water somewhere near, they send roots out looking for it.

    I use sphag for Bulbo and then just in a pot, no bag. See the Google+ post free orchid for an example.

  4. Thanks kindly for that info, Richard. I'll let you know how it makes out.