Saturday, May 18, 2013

Weekend Update: Catasetum and Others Bloom!

I'm very pleased to see my new Catasetum blooming. This is the plant I bought at the orchid show several weeks ago, and I was feeling great trepidation at the prospect of responsibility for a very unusual orchid. So far, so good....

Black and yellow flowers, with a perfume similar to cassis. It's posing outside next to my Russian sunflowers, though I keep it indoors when I'm not photographing the blooms. Here's a closeup:

And here's one of my outdoor Pleiospilos, another great bloom:

And here's a perky magenta flower from the robust Marlothistella:

To all my readers, happy blooming and have a great weekend!


  1. The catasetum is gorgeous! Congratulations on blooming it.

    1. Thanks, that means a lot to me, coming from an orchid expert!