Paphiopedilum Mele Star
On our stage today is Mele Star, one sexy Lady Slipper. She’s got voluptuous form and she is sure to please. Any man would crack a smile at the mention of Miss Mele and get into a secret affair with her with just a wink of an eye, no strings attached. She will tease then shed her apple green pot at the drop of a dollar, showing those long silky roots.
Want a threesome, just invite Princess Lightening. Dim the lights fellows, she is a bit shy and likes to be on top (like in the photo below). Princess Lightning even has multiple stalks and will give you an eye-opening shock of your life. 😯
Here they are together on stage for an exclusive show, ready to perform and indulge all your worldly fantasies. Just look at the Princess and her court dance below. Hot little tamales.
Phalenopsis Princess Lightening
The Princess can really work her pole, so you won’t be disappointed. Just throw a few bucks her way and that blue ceramic pot is history. 😉
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Well that is all the orchids that I have got in bloom right now, but I still have four more naked beauties waiting to show their flowers. Only one more may be ready for GBBD, but the other three are still too tightly bud bound. Mele has four other Lady Slippers growing in her pot and I am leery about splitting them. You will see why in a moment.
I have had my orchids for four years now and they reliably bloom each year, some with multiple stalks. In fact three of them now have double stalks, Princess Lightening included. One has made kiki’s but unfortunately the babies never survived. It had to be something I did incorrectly because they had a good supply of healthy roots and many large, thick green leaves when I detached the two of them from the mother plant. Mom died too. I was so sad. 😦
This is how they live in my office. I move in the outdoor fountain to keep the humidity up. My office is about 55 degrees at night and has windows on three sides. What you see below is a blue board backdrop I put up because I was shooting into the light of the window and outside it is white with snow.
My office is filled with plants. Many are overwintering, like the mint and others are strictly houseplants, like the Kalanchoe.
Below is an image of the fountain in the garden. Don’t you just love the scene? The fountain sits under my Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum ‘Mariesii’ in shade, but the plants in the foreground get full sun all morning and after 2 pm, so no trouble with blooms. See all those luscious berries. The birds go wild for them and they rarely last more than a week on the large shrub. I just love Delphinium too.