Wednesday, February 27, 2008

The Orchid Was Purchased in The Summer of 1949

My Epidendrum cochleatum was bought from a Mexican grower that likely ripped it off tree in the jungle. That was legal back then. In all these years the orchid has had it's name changed three times. I still use the original name. The common name is Clamshell Orchid or black orchid.

Once the orchid is established and blooming it tends to be in constant bloom.