Hope you are having a wonderful day!
As Mark was saying in his post, we got a beautiful little Orchid yesterday from an Orchid nursery.
We called her Yorkey The Orchid (because we got her in a place that had Yorkey in the name).
She is beautiful! She is a Brassocattleya Maikai 'Mayum' Orchid. She flowers many beautiful blooms and sometimes will flower more than once a year. She likes lots of light so we will pop her out for some sunlight each day.
We plan to pop her onto a lovely piece of wood and have her grow in the galley
. She won't get any bigger than she is the grower told us so she is the perfect size!
Her flowers start a lovely darker purple (with white flecks/sposts), then fade to a lighter purple and even go white before the flowers fall off. Very cool! One of her parent plants (she is a hybrid) is fairly resistent to salt
, so that is always a good thing for her living on the boat!
We got her from a lovely Orchid grower who was so kind and showed us all around his beautiful nursery. It was wonderful to see all of the beautiful colours and shapes of the Orchids.
We love her very much, she is gorgeous!
If we get to a country where we cannot have her there it will be no problem (we will ask them what we should do with our orchid and follow their instructions/requests), we will always just tell customs
about her and then they will tell us if it is ok or not and we can go from there.
It feels really lovely to have a nice plant on our boat, she brightens up our galley!
We have met other cruisiers who have herb gardens, plants and orchids on their boats and they have never had any problems. So we have done some research
and asked other cruisiers about their plants etc when we see they have some.
Little Yorkey is very happy on her new home Sea Life
Some photos for you below to see our lovely little addition to our Sea Life family
Have a happy and wonderful day!
Good luck with your plants and herb gardens!
Nic from Sea Life