Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Mtssa. Shelob " Tolkien " Orchid

I am very excited to announce my new Oncidium Orchid Plant the Mtssa. Shelob " Tolkien " Orchid. If you want to see all of my Orchids please CLICK HERE. I scored this beauty at my local big box store but at any rate scored. This Orchid caught my eye as I walked past it and pretty much dragged me in. I was not there to purchase a new Orchid Plant.

It seems to be a fitting name for this Orchid. The Mtssa. Shelob " Tolkien ". It reminded me of something out of a Tolkien book. The leaves even look like something of great fantasy, and being that it dragged me in as I walked passed, it must be magical.

Well come to find out after some research this magnificent Orchid is actually named after J.R.R. Tolkien. I am pretty sure it has much to due with the spidery looking petals and the Velvety Burgundy and yellow mixture with pink toned tongues. This aromatic Orchid is a must have for any Orchid collection.

The Mtssa. Shelob 'Tolkien ' is a hybrid Orchid made up of the genus species Miltonia and Brassia,( Mtssa. Olmec x Brassia Edvah Loo ). It enjoys medium light and medium water about 3 times per week. This Orchid also enjoys a light misting on the leaves as well. Fertilizing twice a month is healthy.

The Mtssa. Shelob 'Tolkien' Orchid can have multiple spikes all producing anywhere from 6-8 flowers per spike. The flowers range from 4-5 inches from top to bottom. This Orchid was awarded the AOS award for merit in 1998.

Here are some pictures of my new Mtssa. Shelob 'Tolkien' Orchid.


Here is the name tag.



This picture is of the whole Orchid.




This picture is of the magnificent flowers.




And this is another picture of the flowers.




I really hope you enjoyed this post! See you again next time!!!



2 comments:

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Anonymous said...

I live in Ontario, Canada, and I just bought this exact same orchid (identical tag, even!) last week at my local grocery store, and certainly not on the hunt for orchids. I couldn't resist the fantasy-like blossoms, either. Just came across your blog when I tried to find more information on it. Thanks.