Beauty in miniature

IMG_6747I enjoy growing miniature orchids and this is one of my tiniest. Tubocentron Hsinying Girl is only about an inch tall (!)  and lives on my kitchen on a southeast-facing windowsill.

It is just now beginning to bloom, and should put on quite a show when all the buds are open.

This is a new hybrid from Taiwan, having been introduced just this year. It does not seem to be particularly demanding, growing in bright, diffused light. I water it thoroughly about three times a week. The one thing this orchid (and most other orchids) will not tolerate is bad drainage.

It is on the same fertilizer regime as my other orchids, Michigan State University “Tap Water Special” once a month, and Superthrive once a month, with plain water in between.

A pretty little thing, isn’t it? And quite festive, too.




About dirtynailz

Writer for a daily newspaper, gardener, tree hugger, orchid-grower, photographer, animal lover, hiker, wilderness seeker. Proponent of clover in the lawn and a dog on the bed.
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2 Responses to Beauty in miniature

  1. CJ Wright says:

    One inch?! That’s amazing.


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