The spectacular flower spikes of my King Orchids are long devoid of their blossoms, studded with only the tiny gold memories of where they were once attached.
But last week I noticed that three of the spikes bore ribbed green lumps at their ends. One had twins!
Up close they are elegantly sculpted, puffed and blown up like gooseberry paper cases, but no delicacy there; firm and fleshy, with a gold stripe down each rib, smart as the Tin Soldier’s trousers.
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I’ll keep an eye out for them and take a pic if I can!
I’m just watching similar seedpods on my crucifix orchids and waiting for them to dry and burst. I was so surprised last year to see that the seeds from such fleshy plants are like fluffy face powder that just disappears on the faintest of air currents. I think yours will be just as ephemeral. Hope you get to see the seeds before they disperse!
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