The panorama on the sunrise side: an awesome view of Malarayat

The quiet panorama on the sunrise side of the farm: an awesome view of Mount Malaráyat and the river below the gap.

07 March 2012

Fire Orchid

Still in bloom for some weeks now is the Fire Orchid (Renanthera philippinensis), an indigenous bloom with an arrestingly-red color. Native to our forests, Renantheras come in varied colors and patterns elsewhere but it's only here in the country that it blushes this vividly.

The numerous blooms just before it opens
Renanthera detail


  1. It looks great Alex and how nice to have something like that indoors!

    1. Thanks! In the last years, it's been very popular to display phalaenopsis indoors but in my opinion, it's really getting predictable. Renantheras are not that popular (yet) and would actually make a very attractive alternative.