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Disa bracteata

20th March 2011

This might look like a couple of seedlings growing in a flask but it is actually two seedlings obscured by my flooding tears. This is a very strange Disa species that has become a weed in parts of Australia which explains the common phrase "One man's weed is another man's inconsolable sobbing".
I grew it under my standard Disa conditions, but in the wild (and even in Australia) it favours disturbed ground and the sides of roads. It I get another chance to try, I might put it in a more conventional compost - it can't go any worse.