Zygopetalum Hollandra ‘Ever Springs’

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This orchid was bought almost 2 years ago and it is now blooming for the first time under my care.

Just a quick note about this hybrid:

  • The name Zygopetalum Hollandra ‘Ever Springs’ is written on the tag, not sure if it is the correct name.
  • The plant is smaller both the foliage and flowers.
  • Few flowers grow on short main stem.
  • Not prone to black spotting of the leaves.
  • The flowers are less fragrant.




Den nobile – Mystery Revealed


Dendrobium nobile flowers October 07-2018

Back in early December 2013, this Dendrobium nobile plant was given to us as a mystery bonus when we bought Sarcochilus orchids. While all the Sarcochilus plants died of scale infestation, the young Den nobile survives. To continue

Dendrobium nobile – Flower Buds

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Dendrobium nobile flower buds

Finally, after a long wait, the spikes have revealed their small flower buds. They are green with splash of red. Still cannot imagine what the flowers will look like, green can turn into white. There will be four canes with blooms. I have applied a weak solution of orchid fertiliser for flowering season. It seems that this Dendrobium that I have knows exactly where to grow flowers and where to grow new growths. All the flowers are correctly growing along the canes while the new growths for future canes are growing from the bottom. I saw other people had keikis instead of flowers.


Blooming Orchids 2018

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Some of the Cymbidium flower buds have opened, so have with Zygopetalum orchids.


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Orchid Flower Buds


Cymbidium orchids: Quite a few of the spikes have burst open to reveal plump flower buds. Some other spikes are still quite small.

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Paphiopedilum – Follow Up



Paphipedilum maudiae 'Alba'. May 18-2018

Slowly the Paphiopedilum orchid flower bud is starting to open. What a peculiar orchid indeed, complete with a pouch lip, hairs, stripes and warts. Apparently it was an old hybrid and the proper name is Paphiopedilum maudiae “Alba’, though some call it P. maudiae green.   More

Paphiopedilum Orchid

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Paphiopedilum maudiae - Ready to open 14-05-2018.jpg

It is said that there are two types of Paphiopedilum orchids (common names: Aphrodite Sandal, Lady Slipper). The ones with all green foliage are the cool growing ones that can stay under the shade outdoor. While the ones with mottled leaves need warmer environment, and here in Melbourne will be perfect to grow in well lit room indoor.

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