"Breathe deep, fly high, seek peace"

"Breathe deep, fly high, seek peace"

-Skybax rider motto

Saturday, 20 June 2015

Sydney Rock Lilly

Dendrobium speciosum,
My rock lilly is about to flower, which is astounding considering the rough treatment she's been given.
Totally neglected at Northam, left in the hot western sun for two years, not watered!  What an amazing plant, she is now sending out flower stalks, about 4 I think.

You can see that she is still looking quite burnt on the older leaves, I have repotted her & placed her in a sheltered spot, where I walk by every morning, lean over & whisper gentle encouragement. I have solemnly promised to never mistreat her again & I think she believes me!  The dendrobium speciosum orchid is a lithophyte (growing on rocks) or an epiphyte (growing on another living plant, but not parasitic in nature).  She is growing here in a specific native orchid mix, apparently they are also heavy feeders.

1 comment:

  1. Bec,
    I am an orchid lover from way back and cannot wait to see the blooms. – G