Here we are again with a bits and bobs entry. What are some of my orchids up to?
My white noid phal is opening her first bud (well, her first bud of 2019). This year this orchid won’t have a very spectacular blooming display because many roots died or were/are still on the verge of dying of root rot. Those aerial roots you see? As far as I know, those are the healthy ones. I know she still has functional roots under the media but they haven’t branched out and…well, it’s frustrating. Still, even if it’s only six buds, I’m happy.
And talking about buds, this up here is my Tolumnia’s flower spike. Still a week or two until those buds are ready to unleash the beauty. Remember that my tolumnia was growing two flower spikes but one kind of stopped growing? Well, it’s still there, frozen in time. At least this one is ready to pop!
That is the first flower that my Oncostele Masai Red produced this year. Looks a bit rough. It’s been a good run, though. In contrast, this flower under these lines, is the last one the orchid opened and looks fresh and nice.
Such is nature and life. There’s still time to enjoy these blooms even if the first ones that opened are starting to fade.
If you want to know more about these three orchids, please check the tags and the List of my orchids link under the header.