Friday, November 20, 2009

Eucharis Blooms

In the last few days the Eucharis in the tropical room have burst into bloom.  A few weeks ago the canopy was trimmed and a lot more light can reach the lower plants.  I think this is the reason why they are all covered with dozens of flowers.  All the plants in the tropical room bloom on mass several times a year, sometimes for no apparent reason at all.

These are some of my favourite flowers in the greenhouse (hence the use in the banner at the top of the page).  I always thought Eucharis was simply a foliage plant.  However the blooms are all around lovely.  The outer portion of the flower is very simple.  The inner portion adds a little elegance.  This produces an overall very delicate and pleasing look.  My only complaint is that they face downward, but this invites you to take a closer look at the plant.


  1. Such beautiful flowers! Thanks for sharing your pics.

  2. The plant itself is very unassuming. I think that's one of the reasons I like them so much. You just don't expect them to produce something so nice.

  3. Very nice. We got a few of these at work a while back but I forgot to write down the name. Very interesting plants.


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