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>More orchid pictures

>More orchid pictures

>My new orchid brought its own little biological defense against vermin:
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Kinda a “bonsai spider”, LOL!! It is supersized on this picture, the original size is more like the head of a pin.

And here are the others, still flowering happily and in the background the plants with their new bigger pots, settling into their new soil.
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>Growing

>Growing

>I believe that those “rolls” are new leaves. If so, this critter is growing fast!
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My orchids seem to feel at home, too, they make new blossoms like mad.
The smaller one has formed those little buds on the tip of the stalk with the blossoms:
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And the offshots of the bigger one are also active.
The larger one is already flowering:
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And the smaller one has grown considerably:
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To see how they looked about 15 days ago, go back to the Indoor Plant Post.

>They are aliiiive!

>They are aliiiive!

>Well, of course they are, but they are moving quite a lot.
Remember the climbing plant planning its get away? (Here: http://ailanreanter.blogspot.com/2011/07/indoor-plants-for-change.html)
Well, it has nicely progressed so far- all activity is transfered into this shoot, the rest is not doing anything currently:
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And the Calathea should probably be my big role model… When I get up, it is already in the “awake position” and now, with the sun still around, it is already asleep:
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>Indoor plant post

>Indoor plant post

>My Crown-of-Thorns is feeling well and showing it, currently:
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(It will hopefully ignore that I turned it around for this photo. *g*)

My Croton got company- I wanted another plant with expressive greenery to go with it.
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It is a Calathea. Some googling also turned up the complete name: Calathea roseopicta.
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Both like it warm from below, which makes them the ideal candidates for my window sills which get very warm when the heating is on.
The little name-tag said that this plant will fold in for “sleeping” at night, I am most curious now.

My orchids!
The second branch with flowers is now starting to bloom seriously:
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In the pot live two offshoots and both look most promising. The bigger one even attempts to make a stalk for blooming:
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This is the smaller one- the knob in the middle might be the start for a stalk, too:
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Almost unearthly fragile and delicate:
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A post of somewhat fuzzy cuteness will follow soon, stay tuned.