|Sea onion taking off!|
Sea onion (Bowiea volubilis) is not a true onion, tho, like true onions, it's in the lily family. Nor is it a marine plant: the "sea" reference comes from its particular shade of green. It is in fact a native of the tropical deserts and semi-deserts of southern Africa.
Mine is just coming out of dormancy, and it's growing like a rocket: that new shoot grew 1-1/2 inches in less than 24 hours!
All but one my orchids was lost to "forced neglect" some
years back during some major life changes. But if there had to be only one to survive, I'm glad it was this oncidium hybrid, hands-down my favorite.
|Oncidium blooms opening|
My 'Snow Rose' serissa was de-wired yesterday, and is now in the warmth and humidity of the Bonsai Crate, my basement enclosure for my tropicals. It's looking happy, if these two new flower buds are any indication!
|New buds on 'Snow Rose' serissa.|
:-) :-) :-)