I'm also thinking the Ascocentrum and Rhyncostylis might like to move closer to the light, and perhaps some of the other light-lovers - but we need more space there... Will have to Build Something! This side (pic above) of the balcony gets an hour or two of direct sunlight in the afternoon; we added some net curtain to help diffuse this a bit.
|As a result of the move, |
the "orchid shelf" is looking a little more barren
(also the Oncidium is currently on quarantine in the bathtub,
until I'm sure the black fly are dead).
On a trip around Sunnyside Garden Centre in Grahamstown (main purpose: obtain sand for making potting mix and new larger planters for succulents), we found some bags of fluorite/calcite stones at the bargain price of R30 each. These have now been artfully arranged around the succulent collection, which gets several hours of morning sun. Kind of hard to see in the picture, but I'm assured it looks Awesome. Will have to play with the lighting sometime to see if it can be rendered so on camera! As with pretty much all the photos on the blog, clicking on the picture will take you to a larger size so you can see what's going on.
|Lots 'o Rocks (and plants).|
Transplanted succulent seedlings (bonsai pot rear left)
New succulent seeds (under glass)
|Not sure what this is, but I like the leaves a lot. |
Has been flourishing since moving into this pot a few months ago.
This little plant had filled it's tiny old pot right up.
Time for more space!
|Four of the baobab seedlings, coming along nicely.|
|First baobab to sprout, in supplied bonsai pot, new leaves opening.|
|Our African violet has come into bloom again, yay!|
I imagine it's enjoying all the humidity it gets now.
|One of our 2 Tillandsia |
I'd like to find some bark or similar to mount them on.
The three Disa bivalvata we unflasked a few weeks back seem to be doing OK; here's an updated picture from this morning:
|Disa bivalvata community pot|