Monday, July 25, 2011

UPDATE: IOSPE and Dockrillia bowmanii

Hey folks, just a quick note to tell you I'm still alive and let you know there's a new photo of Dockrillia bowmanii on the Internet Orchid Species Photo Encyclopedia! Check it out here. You may remember this photo - it is one of mine. You can see more photos of the species on this older post.

I did at that time of that post introduce bowmanii and rigidum to each other, but they didn't really get along. There are no awesome seedlings to report. Not surprising. They're pretty different in terms of growth habit, and those weird Dendrobium alliance things can be picky about their dates. Pity.

Remember, if you have orchid culture questions, please feel free to ask. I enjoy chatting about plants, but also questions are usually the inspiration for some of my best articles, and I could really use a jump start! My blogging battery seems a bit dead here. Sorry about that, working on it...

1 comment:

PlantWhisperer said...

Hey Child,
I'm the guy that ordered the Passiflora capsularis seed a while back. It took 4-5 months for the first seed to sprout and then another every week or so. And then they would just sit there and not grow or die, probably because of the age of the seed. Anyway one seedling just would not die but took about 2 months to start to grow and another 2 months it was blooming. I have propagated over 100 plants from the original and just love the plant. Just wanted to thank you. Also I am in the nursery business and have friends that are orchid growers here in Florida that might interest you. We have a blog at heyplantman dot blogspot dot com, thanks again Mitch