Monday, January 7, 2008

In bloom: Phalaenopsis celebensis 'Topaz'

Phal. celebensis 'Topaz'Phalaenopsis celebensis 'Topaz'

Just look at that cutie! P. celebensis is a hard-to-come-by species related closely with lindenii and equestris. It has lovely patterned leaves like lindenii or schilleriana. It is generally considered a miniature, but in actuality the leaves can be in the range of 8 inches long. The plant produces a skinny inflorescence that elongates out and arches straight down, then produces blooms over a period of time, still developing new buds as the first flowers are open.

This particular plant came from Dowery Orchids in VA.

1 comment:

Alpaca Granny said...

Maple here answering your dyeing question on my blog.... Yes, I left the yarn on spindle through rinsing but skeined it while it was damp. Tied it and washed again with soap....