Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Ascocentrum ampullaceum. These flowers typically come in a bright lavender. However, this one is a bright, sparkling red. Not too shabby. It is still happily blooming in the greenhouse! They normally come from Southeast Asia where they grow high up in trees where they get high humidity and lots of sun. They're not real fond of pots so it makes it hard for people like me in dry, dry California to keep them alive without a greenhouse. Oh, but I have a greenhouse, oh yeah. Hopefully, it will survive the water rationing.