Friday, June 21, 2013

Neofinetia falcata

Neofinetia falcata - Plant photo by Richard LindbergNeofinetia falcata - Plant photo by Richard LindbergOne of the Neofinetia falcata plants is in bloom, and earlier than last year. It is doing well for me and I enjoy seeing it and how it is growing. That is the working definition of a plant I want as part of my collection.

Neofinetia falcata grows in Japan, Korea and the Ryukyu Islands. The species grows on deciduous trees and gets more light in winter. They are fragrant and tolerate a wide range of temperatures. The genus Neofinetia (Neof) contains 3 species from Japan, Korea and the Ryukyu Islands.

Neofinetia falcata - Flower photo by Richard LindbergNeofinetia falcata - Flower photo by Richard LindbergThe flowers are interesting but frustrating. They are white and I find it very hard to get definition. For this type of flower I will always take a new flower picture to see if I can make an improvement. This time I feel that I did.

8 comments:

  1. Excellent photo! I can see the lovely shape of this bloom very clearly! Nice!

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  2. What a beauty! Your pic does it justice!

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  3. Nice! Do you have this planted in Kanuma?

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  4. Maravilhosa
    Parabéns pelo cultivo.
    abraços

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  5. No, not in Kanuma. It is limestone pieces of mixed sizes.

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  6. Is the bloom somehow tied to a burst in root growth? I have been growing tons of roots but am flower-less. Have been fertilizing too. Any suggestions?

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  7. Not directly, but good roots are important. Usually a plant the is growing well but not blooming needs more light.

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  8. Thanks Richard - I was worried about too much light as I was getting darker pigment in the leaves. I moved them recently into a little less light lately to keep them cooler and lower the light.....ie simulate deciduous tree habitat. Thanks again

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