Tuesday, September 2, 2008
This Trichoglottis philippinensis var. brachiata or Black orchid has started to bloom. This is one of the Tropical Storm Fay's victims, most of the orchids had to remain inside for the few days during the storm. Once I brought them back out a few of the bloomers had bud blast. As you can see here this one lost at least 4 blooms, but still has several flowers, so I was lucky not to lose them all. I purchased this back in 3/08 and have had to experiment with growing it. It took a little bit to figure out how to care for it,but I have it down now. I have learned you treat it like a Vanda. There are still more blooms to come but here is the start.