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Vine Oncidium Orchid

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

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One of the our trees heavily laden with epiphytes fell down a couple years ago and we found this fascinating Oncidium sp. orchid that grows as a vine. Every couple of inches a complete small pseudo bulb with leaves repeats along the wire like vine that wraps itself through the branches of the tree and among all the other epiphytes. We took a large pile of this vine and tossed it on top of a post near the Homestead. It’s now 3 years growing here and seems very happy in its new home. There is something always joyous about taking a doomed epiphyte from the shady forest floor and giving them a 2nd chance, especially when they thrive.

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