Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Eria spicata

Eria spicata - Flower photo by Richard LindbergI got this Eria spicata from the SCOS raffle table in March 2009. I re-potted into pea gravel because of the fine root and put it in the Napa greenhouse. It grew but did not bloom until last year. One interesting thing is that it is blooming on both the newest pseudobulb and next older.

Eria spicata - Plant photo by Richard LindbergEria spicata grows throughout Southeast Asia in the lower mountains. It is warm to hot growing, needs bright light and is fragrant. It blooms in spring and summer. The genus Eria (Eria) contains 370 species that are found across tropical Asia and out through the Pacific Islands. They have quite varried cultural needs, so check on the specific species for help with growing.

This plant is in peagravel in a 3-inch plastic pot. There are seven pseudobulbs and it stands 8 inches above the pot. I needs to be re-potted since it is growing out of the pot.

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