|Since I seem to have become a collector . I thought I would start introducing my Orchids. I have tried to narrow my collecting to miniature Orchid species. Greediness ... I can fit more under my LED light selves .|
I 'll start with this tiny Native of Taiwan : Haraellalla retroca . It's supposedly an easy one to get blooming . And here it is blooming . In Taiwan it grows in the forest on mossy branches in semi shade . The bloom looks like a beetle which attracts the male for pollination . I guess the male also like the scent of 'Lemon pledge ' because that's what my nose says.
|I've mounted mine on a piece of Tree fern with Spagnum moss . I also discovered it's better to tie it with thin strips of stocking ( I have been using fishing line ) . I haven't worn tights in years , so I had to buy a box of 'Leggs' .|
It likes to be kept moist so , every morning it gets a good misting , and every Saturday all the Orchids get a good shower . So far so good !