October 11, 2010

Epigeneium nakaharaei

Related to Dendrobium, this wonderful little plant is easy to grow, easy to flower and very floriferous with amazing translucent yellow flowers and a shiny brown lip.  The flowers are very large, too, for the size of the plant, approximately 2.5 cm tall and 3 cm wide.  The plant has a rather curious growth habit, each new growth beginning near the junction of pseudobulb and leaf of the previous growth, so that the plant has a creeping habit.  For that reason, it is best grown mounted, but even then tends to wander off the mount.  Each growth is about 6 cm long, the flowers arising at the juncture of pseudobulb and leaf.  The plant is native to Taiwan.

No comments:

Post a Comment