It’s been exactly one week since my Tillandsia Utriculata began spiking. Take a look at it today: 🙂
3.5″ growth in 7 days! I knew it happened fast, but this is wayyyyy speedier than anticipated!
Another change worth noting is the appearance of reddish ridges along the spike. As this central structure elongates, little side branches will shoot up and out, reaching toward the sun in arc-like fashion! .
Late winter is orchid time in Florida, and I’m pretty amped by the growth of this phalaneopsis:
Look closely (or click on the pic to enlarge it) and you’ll notice 2 sidespikes growing off the back of the main one! Huge difference from the last time it bloomed in Feb. of 2012! I think it likes its home under the tree. 🙂
This current group of flowers grew from the tallest stem’s second bloomspike! (You can see a snipped off portion of the original flowerspike at the stem’s terminal end) Cast your eyes to the bottom right corner of the photo and you’ll see yet another emerging spike, this one from the plant’s SHORTEST stem. As long as this orchid stays healthy, I suspect we’ll see flower activity for another 4 months or so. Wow!!
Until next time……
🙂 🙂 🙂
- The Weekly View: Tillandsia Utriculata 2/23/13 (smallhousebiggarden.wordpress.com)
- Orchid Affair (turosdolci.wordpress.com)