Monday, July 2, 2012

Neofinetia falcata

Neofinetia falcata - Flower photo by Richard LindbergNeofinetia falcata - Plant photo by Richard LindbergThis Neofinetia falcata was a single fan seedling when I got it two years ago. It was surrounded by a much larger Neofinetia falcata and was probably from the same compot. I mounted it on a 3x4-inch piece of cork bark. The first year it hardly grew at all. Now it is blooming and starting two new fans.

Neofinetia falcata grows in Japan, Korea and the Ryukyu Islands. The species grows on deciduous trees and get more light in winter. They are fragrant and tolerate a wide range of temperatures. The genus Neofinetia (Neof) contains 3 species from Japan, Korea and the Ryukyu Islands.

This is at the top of the greenhouse where it is very warm, very bright and very wet.


  1. Ah! My beloved samurai orchid! While orchids are an overall addiction, neofinetia falcatas are my particular obsession. :)

    I'm attempting to grow several different colors of hybrids. If you ever feel a yearning for something particular, drop me a line. I'll see if I can't return the favor (still loving my Colmanara Kilauea Candy Corn!).

  2. Lovely Neofinetia. I have one like this and it is blooming now.