Sunday, November 11, 2012

Bollopetalum Midnight Blue

Bollopetalum Midnight Blue - Flower photo by Richard LindbergBollopetalum Midnight Blue - Plant photo by Richard LindbergThis plant is sitting on a stepped bench. I could just see the flower stem disappearing under the step above.

Bollopetalum (Blptm) is Bollea x Zygopetelum. Bollopetalum Midnight Blue is the cross Bollea violacea x (Zygopetelum Blackii x Zygopetelum mackayi).

I have had the plant five years. It is potted in a 2-inch pot in pea gravel. It blooms every year but should really have grown more. It needs a change of some sort. I could pot it in bark. The automatic watering is off for the winter. In spring I could decide what to do with it, maybe sell it.


  1. Is this a free plant? If so I would be happy to have lt.
    Thanks Jeanne Giacobbi

  2. No, sorry. I am always explicit about which plants are free. It happens about once a month when the mood strikes me.