“[…] my method of making up balls of bark chunks and coco husk chunks in veg netting. These balls are free draining and allow root penetration and air movement. The veg net will disintegrate after a few years, but by then the orchid roots would have bound the mix.”

1. Epidendrum

2. Vanda Lucknow

3. Mystacidium capense

4. Brassavola flagellaris

By Richard King. [x]


Some orchids like these Phalaenopsis retain petals and sepals alive in their capsules. In these cases, they lose their distinctive color and turn green after the pollination.

1. Phalaenopsis violacea var. alba ‘Gene Tobia’ by Gene Tobia.

2. Phalaenopsis violacea, Sumatran form by The Orchid Column.

3. Phalaenopsis cornu-cervi hybrid by Eucharist Orchids.

4. Phalaenopsis hieroglyphica by Gene Tobia.