A quick flick through the internet to confirm the species of orchid I have at home (monkey), and then these popped up – flying duck orchids (Caleana major), native to Australia.
Sadly, it appears that growing your own from seed is not a option due to the conditions required.
Any adverts – according to this article – offering the seeds are probably a scam.
But, gosh, they are cute!
I’ve never had much interest in carnivorous plants, but this sarracenia was on offer and I thought ‘why not?’ and treated myself for my birthday.
I’ve placed it on the windowsill of my study, which gets a lot of direct sunlight (something these plants require). I’m hoping that the fly which has been buzzing around annoying me for the last few days will be attracted to the plan and fall in. (I don’t want to use fly spray and the ceiling is too high for me to leap about with a fly swatter).
There’s lots of new growth, more ‘pitchers’ to catch flies.
Now I just have to figure out how much water is “much water” according to the back of the label! It says saucer, but information online suggests it might not like sitting in water permanently.
This moth orchid was a ‘retirement’ present in 2014. It’s had two flowering stems in that time. Continue reading “Houseplants”
With Autumn winds blowing, and rain beating on the windows, the last place I want to be is working in the garden. But I’ve still got that itch to grow things and I haven’t yet worked out when I need to make a start on vegetables for Spring planting. Continue reading “Cacti, Succulents & Lithops”