Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Value to Space Ratio - Linger Longer

The Los Angeles Fern & Exotic Plant Sale/Show is this weekend at the LA Arboretum.  Are you planning on attending?  Maybe?

One of the vendors, Yvette, often sells Kalanchoe uniflora. You could buy it and attach it to your tree. After a couple years it would look like this...

Kalanchoe uniflora

I think of it as the poor man's Sophronitis. To see what I mean, check out this photo of Sophronitis cernua blooming on a tree in Brazil. Woah!

Just as spectacular is this Sophronitis brevipedunculata blooming on my Crassula "bonsai"...

Sophronitis brevipedunculata

Well...maybe it's a little bit less spectacular. But it's sure more spectacular than a Crassula without an epiphyte!

More orchids on trees? Ok!

Here's Vanda tricolor/suavis, a Dendrobium kingianum hybrid and a Dendrobium nobile hybrid blooming on my Cedar tree...

Vanda tricolor suavis, Dendrobium kingianum and nobile

Epiphytes offer plenty of ways to improve your garden's value to space ratio. If you've attached epiphytes anywhere...then please feel free to share the photos on facebook...here and/or here.