Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Pholidota chinensis

Pholidota chinensis - Flower photo by Richard LindbergPholidota chinensis - Flower photo by Richard LindbergMy Pholidota chinensis is blooming well again this year. I have it in the warmest, brightest and wetest spot in the greenhouse. I was a little worried because the winter was dry but it seems to have come through fully hydrated.

Pholidota chinensis - Plant photo by Richard LindbergPholidota chinensis grows in Vietnam, Burma, Hong Kong and southern China. It is warm to hot growing and fragrant.The genus Pholidota contains 30 species growing from India to South China, Malaysia, Indonesia, New Guinea into the Pacific Islands and south to Australia.

I have been able to get an improved flower picture. It shows the chain of flowers and is larger to go with EBay's new size standard. I have not been able to locate all of the original pictures to re-process them bigger, so I am taking care of those I can when the plant blooms.

I have two large divisions that I will sell later in the year and a good flower picture is important.


  1. I have two of these, both with lots of new growth emerging, but not yet to the point of having visible spikes. They seem to reliably bloom off every new growth, but I've never made a point of keeping them wet -- not like a Phrag or Pleuro, anyway. Maybe I get away with it because mine are potted, rather than in baskets? I keep them in the kitchen garden window all year, which gets more humidity than elsewhere in the house. Your thoughts?