Oct. 7, 2014 [update]: The Restrepia striata/brachypus has been blooming non-stop!
Aug. 13, 2014 [update]: The flower is open and it’s interesting how similar it looks to the Restrepia striata/brachypus plant that’s been blooming for us (pictures here).
Aug. 10, 2014 [update]: The little Restrepia tricoglossa (syn leontoglossa) plant we got from Porter’s from the very beginning of our orchid journey is in bud!
Porter’s Orchids in Grand Ledge is only open the second and fourth Saturdays every month so we had to wait a few weeks after the holidays before we can visit it. It was definitely worth the wait and the drive. We got so overwhelmed that we ended up only bringing home a couple of orchids.
Paph. Insigne v. Sanderae
Restrepia Tricoglossa (syn leontoglossa) (picture from Porter’s Orchids website)
Orchid count: #20, 21