Zeuxine strateumatica!

January means… it’s time for Zeuxine strateumatica Zeuxine strateumatica! This is a common orchid import that often accompanies St. Augustine grasses.

Last year I found several colonies had established themselves in my yard for a total of +30 plants in 3 locations. Anticipating they were about to appear, I looked for them yesterday, but didn’t find any in their normal location, with the plan that I’d cut the grass this morning before they appeared.

The best laid plans being often thwarted, I found them showing up today, with several in new locations. I cut the grass anyway, but avoided cutting those Zeuxine strateumatica that had appeared, and am now waiting patiently for others to appear.