Saturday, May 11, 2013

Barkeria spectabilis 'Bob Hoffman'

Barkeria spectabilis 'Bob Hoffman' - Flower photo by Richard LindbergBarkeria spectabilis 'Bob Hoffman' - Flower photo by Richard LindbergBarkeria spectabilis 'Bob Hoffman' - Plant photo by Richard LindbergThe Barkeria spectabilis is in bloom once again. It teases me with a growth and a couple of flowers so I keep it around and hope for "better next year".

Barkeria spectabilis grows in Southern Mexico, Guatemala and El Salvador on oak trees above 4000 feet. It is cool to warm growing, needs bright light with even brighter in winter and blooms in spring. The genus Barkeria (Bark) contains fewer than 20 species growing in Central America. All need a bright and dry winter rest.

I give up! I am going to sell the plant. I have had it ten years now and my greenhouse is just too warm for it. I will never get to my goal of a nice specimen plant like the one I saw at San Francisco.

2 comments:

  1. A beautiful orchid I'd love to have in my collection. If you are serious about selling it, I'm interested. How do I contact you privately for the next step?

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    1. Go to www.backbulb.com and then email me at the address on the home page. That is also my Paypal address.

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