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Late Spring Orchid Update

Hobart’s heat wave has been broken with a suitable amount of rain. Expect your gardens and weeds to double in size this week. The opening Epiphyllum Cacti, and the now chilly weather have prompted this post. It stands to reason that can’t mention the Epiphyllum (or Orchid Cactus) without mentioning orchids. This time of year, Masdevallia and Sarcochilus rule the roost in Hobart. Here are some of the current contenders. The Hoya (Wax Flower) in the glass house is also putting on a great display, although, not an orchid, or even a cacti posing as one, it is worth admiring.

Pink Epiphyllum

Pink Epiphyllum

Pink Epiphyllum Orchid Closeup

Epiphyllum Cactus

Epiphyllum Cactus

Epiphyllum Cactus White

Epiphyllum Cactus

Sarcochilus Orchid

Sarcochilis Ruby Rose

Sarcochilis Ruby Rose

Sarchochilus Orchid

Sarchochilus Orchid

Masdevallia Partizan

Masdevallia Partizan

Masdevallia Machu Picchu Orchid

Masdevallia Machu Picchu

Phalaenopsis Brother Skinner

Phalaenopsis Brother Skinner

Cymbidium Sarah Jean 'Paradise'

Cymbidium Sarah Jean ‘Paradise’

Hoya

Hoya – Wax Flowers

Hoya - Wax Flower

Hoya – Wax Flower

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4 Comments

  1. Grown in a cage?

    • admin

      November 27, 2017 at 10:41 pm

      I assume you referring to the pink Masdevallia image? I actually only just recently moved most of my Masdevallias onto shelves under one of the benches to declutter them all. Time will tell how that works out. The wire is the top of the bench, it allows water to and debri to flow though without pooling on a benchtop.

  2. Wow. Beautiful flowers leaves my patch for dead.

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