HIGH FUUKIRAN MON

HIGH FUUKIRAN MON
Art by Alexander Vasiljev, Copyright © 2015

Saturday, October 17, 2015

INTRODUCTIONS ● NEOFINETIA FALCATA 'KINKOUSEI' 金光星

CHARACTERISTICS: leaf span - 4-5 in (10-13 cm); jiku - brown; tsuke - crescent moon; ne - brown*


Neofinetia falcata 'Kinkousei' 金光星 displayed in a vintage pot from Syungado kiln 春雅堂
 with dragon carving.


'Kinkousei' 金光星 or "Golden Constellation Light" is the name of this unique FUUKIRAN. When the plant is held against the light over dark background, the star-like pattern appears on its leaves, otherwise not clearly notable, as if the orchid has watermarks. It has torafu or tiger type variegation.

'Kinkousei' stays compact and produces a beautiful display of evenly fanned and spread narrow pointy leaves. This form is quite amusing and admired for its uncommon variegated foliage and a nice display. It produces white flowers, although, I have yet to see my 'Kinkousei' blooming.


Neofinetia falcata 'Kinkousei' 金光星 with the light through the leaves.

Neofinetia falcata 'Kinkousei' 金光星 with no light through the leaves.

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The characteristics used are of the plants that I own

2 comments:

  1. Excellent presentation. I have a similar pot I've been eyeing for many months now but it is for my bonsai instead ;) Well done!

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  2. Thank you Ryan! Yes this particular pot is made for FUUKIRAN. You can tell by the shape and the large draining hole on the bottom. I am actually a big fan of bonsai pots and use them for my FUUKIRAN. Not too many FUUKIRAN specific pots appeal to me.

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