2013/06/27

風蘭 生木付  Neofinetia falcata on a tree

園芸好きが高じるとついつい鉢植えの数が増え,置き場所にも困ってくる。特に寒さに弱い者達は室内に入れねばならず手間もかかる。
Loving plants and flowers too much, number of pots grows unconsciously, and it is not easy to find a place to store.  Especially plants not hard for coldness are cumbersome to be brought indoor during winter.

去年,風蘭の生木付けに挑戦してみた。念のため,手持ちの風蘭を半分に株分けして半分だけ使った。ミズゴケを樹の幹に巻き,そこに風蘭を縛り付けた。時がたっても枯れる様子はない。先日久しぶりでじっくり見たら,下の写真のように根は樹皮に食いつき始めている。ちょっとほっとする。株を揺すっても意外としっかり付いていてグラグラしない。
Last year, I tried to plant an epiphytic orchid on a live tree.  The orchid is Japanese Vanda suppose to be relatively hard to coldness and dryness.  In case it may fail, I split the stock in half and used one of the halves.  Wrapping sphagnum around a tree trunk, I bound the orchid onto it.  There was no sign of dying as time passed.  Recently, I was please to find roots started to grip into tree skin after I didn't looked at it carefully for a while.  When shaking it, I felt stayed firmer without cranking than I expected.

貼り付く気根 Roots stick on the tree
そして驚いたのは小さな花茎が3本くらい延びてきたことだ。
More surprising thing is there were three flower stems growing.
花茎 One of the flower stems
順調に活着するかな。しかし,花が咲くのは生存が危うくて子孫を残そうとする活動だと聞いたこともあるので,安心はできない。
Hopefully it will stay, but I can't be too relaxed because I heard that the flowering is an activity to create descendants when a stock is in danger.
カエルくんに見張ってもらっている。 w
I ask a frog to watch it carefully.  lol


ちなみに残り半分はヘゴ付けしたがあまりうまく育っていない。
By comparison, the remaining half was put on fern trunk, but it does not grow very well.