This past winter was warm and dry which made it difficult to keep the Stanhopea watered and fertilized. This warmer weather continued through spring when temperatures were averaging a few degrees above normal for several weeks. The warmer weather has prompted inflorescences to grow and mature a few weeks earlier than normal. I expect blooms to open in the next few days.
|A Small division of Stanhopea tigrina var. nigroviolacea 'Glory of Mexico' that has waited the last two years to bloom and is producing five well spaced inflorescences!|
|Stanhopea tigrina var. nigroviolacea getting ready to open. Unfortunately one inflorescence went unnoticed and was stuck between two wires, so only three will bloom this year.|