John Benedict ORCHIDS

Hibiscus Snow Queen, Variegated Foliage

(Hibiscus rosa-sinensis ‘Snow Queen’) Bush was cut back to the ground in June this year.

VANDA • Giant, mature KEIKI in flower

Vanda Mimi Palmer x V. tessellata… There are numerous indexd vids showing the plant from day-1; its previous flowerings each year and the severing of the crown portion of the stem from its base section which is now mounted on to a driftwood log. The plant has overcome much of her previous fungal infection, or […]

Maikai • Epidendrum ciliare • Cattleya Patricia Lines • Vanda Ben’s Delight

Bc. Maikai ‘Louise’ Epidendrum ciliare Cattleya Patricia Lines x Schom tibicinis Vanda Ben’s Delight All of the above are indexed; flowered.

Schom undulata • CHOP-CHOP • new growth & some Vandas

The undulata cut is a recent purchase… and the Vandas I had for years; of which some are V. Papob and V. Pachara Delight.

IXORA ‘Super-King’ Full-blown, pom-pom clusters

Ixora coccinea – One of two very old cultivars seen in Florida landscape.

Vanda Mimi Palmer opening – Quick shot…

Vanda Mimi Palmer x V. tessellata Buds have been opening exactly on the 25th of July for the past three years; previously, in October.

Giant Vanda Mimi Palmer x V. tessellatta in bud

Sorry for the abrupt ending; it was a little too tight, wet and HOT in there.. 😀 Anyway, what you’re seeing is one very tall Vanda cut in half where the base is attaching to its driftwood mount while the crown portion of the stem is hanging along side.. which will be attached/mounted to the […]