Thursday, March 22, 2012

Zygopetalum Kiwi Dusk

Another group I have struggled with in the past is Zygos. The few I have had did not do well and eventually died. The idea I had about them is to treat them like Cymbidiums, not much help for me with my Cym track record.

I got this just under a year ago from the SFOS member sale table for $4. I re-potted it in a 4-inch pot in bark and put it "temporarily" in the Napa greenhouse. It was still in the same spot when I saw the spike a couple of weeks age.

There are five flowers and one of them is peloric with two lips. It has so far not developed any fragrance but I expect that it will as the flowers mature.

I think that I will up-pot it and replace the bark. It has been very wet all year and bark does not last when it is as wet as that. In addition, it needs more space for new growth.

1 comment:

  1. I bought a Zygo years ago at the annual Chicago Orchid Fest- was told by the grower to grow it in a tight pot. I killed it anyway- but I thought I'd pass along the advice. Oh, and your no-id cym is lovely. I bet that one smells nice, too.