Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Mediocalcar decoratum

It looks as if I will not have to make any quick decisions about downsizing my collection. The Sonoma property where the greenhouse sits has not sold so I have a minimum of three month. By May I will be able to have the Catts outdoors and I have plenty of covered space for that. I will still have to reduce by the end of the summer.

This backbulb piece of Mediocalcar decoratum is a free orchid if you want it. It is what was left over after I removed the leads to sell on EBay later in year. It looks bad, but I am sure it will sprout all over. You may end up with a pretty full mat by the end of the summer.

Mediocalcar decoratum grows in Papua and New Guinea in moist mountain forests. It is cold to cool growing and blooms in spring. The genus Mediocalcar (Medi) contains about 20 species from New Guinea.

The rules are the same as always: You pay actual postage and it comes Priority Mail. (I'll let you know, but it will be around $6.) If you have not had a free orchid before, add a comment claiming it and then go to this page to get my direct email address so we can work out the details. "First time" restriction ends at 4pm PDT on Wednesday the 23rd. After that, anybody who wants it can have it. Continental US only please. Be sure that the plant will be in a be in a place safe from freezing cold when it arrives.