Sunday, October 30, 2016

Pleurothallis grobyi blooming

Finally, one of the little Pleurothallis grobyi is blooming in the 12x12x18 terrarium, the one I got in April from Ecuagenera when I went to the orchid show in Portland.  This is actually its third bloom spike, but unfortunately, the first two were munched by snails.  I had not been aware that I had snails in this terrarium, but have since gone on a snail hunting expedition.  I harbor no illusions that I got them all, but will continue to be vigilant and will get as drastic as needed.

Anyway, isn't it pretty!

Pleurothallis grobyi

Each bloom on this diminutive little orchid is 3/8" tall, and each leaf is about 1/2" long.

Pleurothallis grobyi

They are so delicate and dainty.  And hard to photograph!

Pleurothallis grobyi

I just love the way this terrarium is developing.

Pleurothallis grobyi


Anonymous said...

fantastic! great job growing orchids on the dry side of the state! I have several but not in a terrarium, and sadly, I lose a few every hot summer... anyway, looks great, that's an achievement :)

Ron said...

A pretty species and beautifully photographed, Sue. I should get one again.