I have been longingly waiting for my crucifix orchid to flower for the first time because I initially planted this plant from a cutting a dear friend gave me many years ago.
I have been hoping the flowers would be a red shade (my favourite).
The plant produced amazing long tendrils of leafy growth over the last twelve months, but still no flowers.
About two months ago, early summer, I noticed one long,thin,leafless stem growing vertically from the middle of two leaves.
Could it be?????
My plant HAS flowered for the first time and my, what a beauty!
I even got what I hoped for......red flowers! And just look at their detail and delicacy......
My crucifix orchid.....
I always like to try and find one or two of my handcrafted jewellery pieces to 'connect' with my blog post. Here it is.....my red glass cross necklace which sold to a very eager young man at last Sunday's Craft Market.