I have another orchid to show you. Not a painted one this time but a real living plant!
I grow this orchid for three years now and this spring it´s the first time it sent out a flower from the biggest bulb. Its name is Pleione x Stromboli 'Fireball'. This hybrid is made of Pleione pleionoides and P. bulbocodioides.
First it had to take a shower to be cleaned from loads of pollen the wind blew in.
Some nice, red streaks in the depth of the gorge.
You see that orchids have far more than just one chocolate side!
The name "Stromboli Fireball" is aptly chosen, don´t you think so, too?
I consider to obtain a couple of more Pleione bulbils coming autumn/winter. I really love´em!
Edited by Andreas Eils, 19 May 2011 - 20:02 PM.