Plant Photo Porn


In early June, I descended upon Al's Orchid Greenhouse again. I thought that this time, I should feature the photos I took there before I go again. I have a bunch of large posts clogging up the pipeline right now, so I might be a little text-light for a while. (Me, text-light? Ha!)


Achimenes cettoana makes me want to actually grow Achimenes. I kept killing them (too much water, not enough light, usually), but I'm doing well with one of them out front, so perhaps! This one is a beautiful, kind of fluffy specimen.

This single Amorphophallus bulbifer corm is producing a bunch of leaves in a huge pot.

It also might have flowered by now--I'll have to check with Al.

In Al's Phalaenopsis seedling growing area (behind the red rope), there's this awesome variegated baby. You can see that the keiki on the bottom isn't variegated--but what about the seedlings?

This orchid, dangling above my head, caught my eye (I mean, many orchids catch my eye, but this one in particular). Just days after taking this photo, I learned from The Variegated Thumb that the orchid is called Daisy Orchid--if you view the flower head-on, it looks like a two-thirds daisy flower.

But when you look at it from below as it hangs from the greenhouse rafters, it looks like it should be part of an Amazon queen mask in Xena.

This is a screen grab I took from the episode "The Quest," Season 2, in which Gabrielle becomes a full Amazon queen (much to Valasca's distaste). And then Xena comes back from the dead for one of the first times in the series.

I think this is Stapelia grandiflora, from which my plant comes. Edit: It's not, it's S. gigantea, I've been told by a person in the know. The S. grandiflora that's in the greenhouse elsewhere are starts from my gesneriad plant friend--which now throws into question which plant mine comes from!

In the pot with it is a cute maroon Sinningia NOID. Edit: It's not, it's Gloxinia erinoides, I've been told by the same person in the know. There had been a pot of them above the Stapelia gigantea last year. If I had seen actual flowers, I'd like to think I'd have realized it wasn't a Sinningia.

Some more gesneriad weeds: Sinningia muscicola in a bonsai planting.

More bonsai gesneriads: Primulina (formerly Chirita) 'Dreamtime' as a palmate bonsai.

And yet more bonsai: little Adenium seedlings in bonsai pots.

They will look so awesome when they grow up and get huge caudices!

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2 Responses to Plant Photo Porn

  1. That variegated Phal is to die for!

    Peaches

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  2. I really like the sinnngia in the bonsai planting...they look great and like they just occur naturally with moss.

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