Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Tubecentron Niu Girl

Tubecentron Niu Girl is a hybrid of Tuberolabium kotoense and Ceratocentron fesselii, the latter a very attractive but somewhat hard-to-grow miniature.  I have two plants of this hybrid and they are both about the same size but one has flowers that are more red than the other, as seen below.  The plant is small, like a tiny, few-leaved Vanda, 10 cm across, with a cluster of flowers each around 1.5 cm in size.  Both plants bloomed for me for the first time this past autumn, one with 8 flowers, the other with 4.  They are sparkling in texture and have an unusual pinkish pouched lip with a long spur behind the pouch.  It is mounted on cork that has a layer of moss growing on it and seems to prefer cool temperatures like the Caeratocentron parent.

Plant #1


Plant #2

8 comments:

  1. Maravilhosa e o Dendrobium nem se fala "arrasou"
    abra├žos

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    1. Thanks for your comments, my friend. I enjoy your blog, the wonderful plants you post and the superb photography.

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  2. Beautiful flowers, a feast for the eyes.
    Best regards.

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    1. Thank you very much for looking and commenting. Your comments are valued.

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    1. They last about three weeks, much longer than I expected since they appeared rather fragile.

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    2. That's interesting. Could you leave some cultural information about Lepanthes ingridiana over on that page please?

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    3. Will do. Didn't realize you were interested.

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