Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Encyclia Gail Nakagaki (Enc. cordigera x Enc. alata)
A few years ago I was visiting a friend in the town of Aguadilla and he had a large plant of this cross in full bloom. The orchid had many flowers and their fragrance was both strong and delightful. I was enchanted with this orchid but unfortunately it turned out not to be easily available. But this year I found a source and brought two plants. Amazingly the flowers of this orchid survived the trip from Hawaii almost intact. I like the color of these flowers, but it is the fragrance that really seduced me. The plants I got are young, they have the potential to produce many flowers at the same time. Hopefully I will be able to help these plants achieve the impressive size of my friend's orchid.