Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Coelogyne flaccida

Coelogyne flaccida - Plant photo by Richard Lindberg

Coelogyne flaccida - Flower photo by Richard LindbergCoelogyne flaccida - Flower photo by Richard LindbergWhen I pop a plant out of a pot I always hope to see a root structure like this. A large section of the pot filled with roots, but not so tightly bound together that they cannot be cleaned without a lot of damage.

Coelogyne flaccida grows from northern India through south China in mountain forests in the 3000 to 6000 foot range. It is cold to cool growing and is fragrant.

The roots shown are from one of the leads and the other side of the root structure was from a second lead. Both of the divisions were well rooted. I put the smaller of the two on the $5 table.

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I will be on a road trip 8/1/13 through 8/5/13. I will not be reading or answering mail. The $5 table is still active, just waiting for my return. This is a spiritual moment, part of why I have time to stop and smell the orchids the rest of the year.

1 comment:

  1. Have a wonderful trip! What a healthy coelogyne flaccida, beautiful lovely white bloom.