Monday, October 20, 2014

Sobralia decora Bateman 1841, blooming in 2014

This is the second year this Sobralia blooms in my garden.  The plant has been growing well in the warm and humid environment of the Rio Abajo Forest in Arecibo, Puerto Rico.   Although I would not call it a fast grower, it has more than doubled in size since I brought it two years ago.  This plant needs regular watering and fertilizing to produce the full sized canes that bloom best.  The bigger the canes the better the flowering.  I particularly like the fact that all the flowers opened simultanously.  Sadly the flowers are short lived and collapse in the afternoon.  

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