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In Bloom – Bulbophyllum Wilbur Chang

In Bloom – Bulbophyllum Wilbur Chang

This cross was made by the late Wilbur Chang and registered several years ago by H&R Nurseries.   The flower is large measuring more than 5 inches vertically.  The has a fragrance that is probably not pleasant to most.  The plant is kept in a shady area and misted daily.  It is growing in a wood basket with large orchid bark as the media.

In Bloom – C. bowringiana var. coerulea

In Bloom – C. bowringiana var. coerulea

This is an old timer that I received from Williette Wong several years ago.  The plant is growing in a 6-inch plastic pot with orchid bark as the media.  The color of the flowers makes this species very attractive.  This article and photos were contributed by Mel Waki.  

In Bloom – Dendrobium heterocarpum

In Bloom – Dendrobium heterocarpum

This is a plant that I purchased from Hawaiian Orchid Source in July 2007 on an orchid field trip to Waimanalo.  At that time the plant was a small seedling growing in a 2-inch clay pot.  The plant got my attention when the label said it was a yellow honohono.  The plant has subsequently bloomed and has been identified as Den. heterocarpum.  The blooms appear on leafless canes with 3 to 4 flowers appearing at each node.  The longest cane more »

In Bloom – Laelia purpurata

In Bloom – Laelia purpurata

It must be the blooming season for L. purpurata as several are in bloom in my orchid collection.  One of my favorites is pictured below.  I got this plant from Orchid Center a few years ago.  It is a cross of L. purpurata var. flammea ‘Xint’ and L. purpurata var. rosada ‘Dark Hsinying’.  The plant is growing in orchid bark mix in a 5-inch plastic pot.  The plant receives afternoon sun under 50 percent shade cloth.  (Article and photo submitted more »

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