Inside the Mind of Isadora

Xylobium

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The genus Xylobium is in the family Orchidaceae in the major group Angiosperms (Flowering plants). I Xylobium is abbreviated Xyl in horticultural trade. There are about 37 species native to tropical America. Angiosperms are seed-bearing vascular plants. Their reproductive structures are flowers in which the ovules are enclosed in an ovary. Angiosperms are found in almost every habitat from forests and grasslands to sea margins and deserts. info โ€“ wikipedia

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The plants can be found from Mexico to Brazil. They have elongated pseudobulbs with around three round leaves.

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They grow best in defused light with warm temperatures. The humidity should stay between 40% – 70%. Water the plants regularly during growing season while allowing the roots to dry out thoroughly before the next watering.
To prevent leaf fungus or rot avoid water from touching the leaves. Reduce watering in winter. Pot plants in 75% fine bark and 25% perlite or in full sphagnum moss.

Isadora Mothers Day.webI took these photos in May while visiting Selby Orchid Gardens in Sarasota, Florida on Motherโ€™s day.

I didn’t purchase this one since I have another of a different species. It is beginning to open it’s blooms right now. Another photo opportunity will happen soon. Theyโ€™re so irresistible.

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Frizz is challenging us today with the Letter X

Do you have to share a story or a short reflection tagged with the letter “X”? – to join in โ€“

http://flickrcomments.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/tagged-x-2/

Author: Inside the Mind of Isadora

Intriguing, sensitive, mysterious, loving, artistic and crackling with excitement for life is a pretty good description of who I am. I just retired from the world of art where I sold my Artfully Designed Handmade Jewelry for 28 years; although, art will always be a part of whom I am no matter what venue I choose to express it.

19 thoughts on “Xylobium

  1. cool details ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Interesting! These flowers look more like something a diver might see well beneath the sea eating urchin or something!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  3. Beautiful..they look like sugar treats ๐Ÿ˜€ Pawkisses ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. Your orchids are lovely and I learned something, too. Sharing with my son’s MIL who grows orchids.

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  5. you know what you are talking about, Issy “Xylobium is abbreviated Xyl in horticultural trade…”

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  6. That’s a pretty one and a great X ๐Ÿ™‚

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  7. Ah, your beautiful orchids!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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