Neo lovers are fortunate to collect plants that are relatively safe from bugs and disease. Compare them to Phalanopsis, for example, and Neos are like Superman! I have noticed, however, that there are a few varieties of Neos that seem to be more susceptible to problems. I thought that sharing the names of these more […]
A hybrid is cross between two species. Generally, Mother Nature disapproves of hybrids–species that are dissimilar genetically may be able to exchange gametes (eggs and sperm), but often they will not produce viable offspring. Plants tend to be much better able to hybridize than animals, though, and in the process we can see a phenomenon […]
This month I have been traversing Ohio giving talks about the wonders of Japanese orchids. So far I have visited Cincinnati (my mom’s hometown) and Columbus (home of one of my alma maters), and found that both local societies have great people and are very gracious hosts. This week I travel to Cleveland to speak to […]
It’s happening–the flowers are coming, and it all starts with a spike. First it peaks out from the leaf margin, then it grows, and you get to count actual buds. Finally, they open! The room is filled with the intoxicating scent of vanilla and citrus, and the plant, already beautiful, is further decorated by those […]
Taiga has been one of my favorite Neo varieties since my first introduction to the species. You all know that for any Neo that has tiger coloration, there can be a lot of variation among plants. Ditto for red coloration. This plant has it all going on AND a stunning root display that’s got to […]
Welcome to our new site! Right now it has less than the old site, but over the next couple weeks, we hope to have pictures for everything. In addition, you will be able to purchase plants directly from the site. It’s all very exciting, but it’s also very new which means that there could be […]
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