Thursday, December 15, 2011

Neostylis Lou Sneary 'Bluebird'

Neostylis Lou Sneary 'Bluebird' - Flower photo by Richard LindbergNeostylis Lou Sneary 'Bluebird' - Plant photo by Richard LindbergThe SCOS holiday party ended with a raffle of the table decorations, blooming orchid plants, naturally. I was lucky enough to get this Neostylis Lou Sneary 'Bluebird'.

This plant is a primary hybrid, Neofinetia falcata x Rhynchostylis coelestis and is in bark in a 4 1/2-inch clay pot. The fan stands five inches above the pot.

I can take it to Sonoma until I figure out if I want to re-pot it into a basket. That can be tricky and I have not had much success either with these plants in pots or trying to make the transition to bare root.


  1. You are lucky, it is a beautiful Neostylis. I grow most of my vandaceous in glass vases. I have a rhyncho in a glass vase too, but it is so slow - just grows new roots. At some point I tried to pot it into clay pot with bark and packing p-nuts, but root tips blackened almost instantly and I pulled it out back into the vase again.
    Good luck with your new plant.

  2. Your club has the best raffles. We don't do anything like that; tried a few times, but the members won't shell out more than 2 dollars for flipping anything.. and then somebody ends up caring for all the plants that don't get bought- until finally we practically give them all away.

  3. It IS a very good orchid society. Our people are real orchidists and even some "name" growers.

    Belonging to an orchid society is very helpful, no matter how active (or not active) the members are. There is so much to learn and so many different orchids to see that we can't really do well on our own.

  4. Really nice hybrid. I really the color and overall this is beautiful hybrid ;)

  5. It looks very healthy. Mine is just starting to spike.