Thursday, May 31, 2007
Broughtonia sanguinea alba
The orchid is from Jamaica and is normally red. It can grow in the mangroves near the water. The white form is very rare in the wild. My plant is a product of four generations and each time the best is used for the next generation. You would never find one like mine in the woods. By improving a species, the pressure is off the species left in the woods. It would be like wanting a German Shepard dog, but not a wolf. The dogs are all one specie as are the Bro. sanguinea.
My plant is growing on a palm tree with nothing more then a little fertilizer sprayed its way. Here are some more pictures of the Broughtonias.