Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Epigeneium nakaharaei

Epigeneium nakaharaei - Flower photo by Richard LindbergThe Epigeneium nakaharaei is in bloom again. It bloomed from one of the other leads at the end of August which is a little early for this fall and winter bloomer. But I am not complaining, I'll take flowers when I can get them.

Epigeneium nakaharaei - Plant photo by Richard LindbergEpigeneium nakaharaei grows in Taiwan in the central mountain range. It is cool to warm growing, fragrant and blooms in the fall and winter. It needs bright light. The genus Epigeneium (Epig) contains 35 species in Southeast Asia and the Philippines. They do well mounted and given warm, humid and shady conditions.

Epigeneium nakaharaei - Plant photo by Richard LindbergThis plant is mounted on a 5-inch hardwood stick. There are 13 pseudobulbs with three leads. I noted in August that the new growth was smaller than the previous and thought that my conditions were wrong. I see now that the new growth had not matured, that the pseudobulb I counted as small has grown to be the right size.

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