Disa uniflora

This orchid hails from South Africa and prefers very moist areas. It is often found growing along stream banks as it loves moisture and a high water table.Taken at the Santa Barbara Orchid Show 2009.

  • Don Brown 6y

    And it was grown outdoors.
  • orchid dude PRO 6y

    outdoors where??
  • salabat PRO 6y

    I met a guy at our society up here who claims to be doing well with them outdoors around the UC Davis Campus. He said he grows them along a creek there????
  • Don Brown 6y

    Outdoors in Santa Barbara.
  • orchid dude PRO 6y

    So this is yours and you grow it outside!!!!! Wow!!!!!!!

    Yeah I'm impressed......
  • orchid dude PRO 6y

    Do you have a creek in your back yard??? : )
  • Don Brown 6y

    No creek. I am in the foothills where it is often dry and hot. But I put them a plastic pot of sphagnum moss which is seated in a larger clay pot. Between the two pots is perlite. I water daily with RO water, and the perlite in the clay pot provides a lot of cooling plus evaporation around the disa. Some do very well in this setup. I confess that this one has been with me for less than a year, so there in no guarantee it will continue to do well.
  • Bengt58 6y

    Very well done,

    This is a Wonderful Orchid!
    Join Us At ORCHIDEE
    And Show Us Your Beautiful Orchidaceae!
  • Rogelio Guzmán-Moya 6y

    Excellent macro.
  • DigiDi PRO 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called ORCHIDEE, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    Beautiful looking orchids!
  • Bengt58 6y

    Your Beautiful Orchid
    Was Seen At ORCHIDEE
    What An Amazing Orchidaceae!
  • Kit Carson PRO 6y

    Excellent photo.
  • ChinaLeft PRO 6y

    What beauties!

    Seen next to a fellow photo of the group "ORCHIDEE". (?²ˣ)

    Your Beautiful Orchid
    Was Seen At ORCHIDEE
    What An Amazing Orchidaceae!
  • orchid dude PRO 6y

    thanks everybody!
  • Montse ;-)) 6y

  • Don Brown 6y

    Although they had long since faded, that Disa still had flowers on it last week (late August)!
  • orchid dude PRO 6y

    wow that is a long time to be in bloom!
  • Don Brown 6y

    uh oh I have to retract what I said. It was not that clone that lasted so long. However, another has lasted nearly as long as I said. It was more multifloral, which contributed to the length of time in bloom.
  • amirarif aqmal 6y

    Beautiful captured image. Lovely vibrant colours!
  • Tantivy_Jade 2y

    Wow!!!!! All of your orchid photos are unbelievably gorgeous!!! What I love about this one is how the structure in the center of the flower on the left looks exactly like an antelope head!! :-)

    LOL, just read some of the comments and it's funny how where someone else sees a ballerina I see an antelope. ;-p
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Taken on March 21, 2009
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