May 6th, 2013: Jewel Orchid (Macodes petola) by Kell

Salina, KS(Zone 6a)

The Bloom of the Day for May 6th, 2013 was Jewel Orchid (Macodes petola).

View the bloom of the day here: http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/botd.php?date=2013-05-06

Northern California, United States(Zone 9a)

Great shot of a super cool plant!!

DeLand, FL(Zone 9b)

Yes! Is that your plant Kell?

Northern California, CA(Zone 9b)

I think that was taken at the San Francisco Flower and Garden Show. David, I bought a small one and killed it awhile later.
The leaves have an iridescence to them that makes this plant even more attractive with a huge come hither look.

Thanks Greta.

Morpeth, United Kingdom(Zone 8a)

Wonderful photo of a stunning plant!

Salina, KS(Zone 6a)

You may have boughten & killed, but I'd like to find one. Glad you took the picture.

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