These are the blooms of the Rattlesnake orchid Pholidata imbricata, a native of India and Southeast Asia. The plant hangs by a thread from my guava tree like an Air plant. It doesn't need any soil or nourishment other than water . It is a valuable medicinal plant used in the Indian traditional medicine systems for treating snakebite and arthritis.
The volunteer red Ruellia has found the old bark a welcome shelter from the rains.
The Transvaal Daisy is much prized for its long life. It adorns most of the bouquets made by florists here.
How much trouble I took to make this Hydrangea bloom! I'm glad it has rewarded me with one small cluster of pink flowers, while I was hoping it would give blue flowers like last year!
This is my post for Today's Flowers #99. Thanks to the team - Santilli, Denise, Pupa and Sandy Carlson. You can see flowers from all over the world at http://flowersfromtoday.blogspot.com/ after 2 p.m. GMT.