I first saw this plant as a parasite, residing on the trunk of Momsie’s forty-six year old rambutan tree. Scrawny, yellow and hardly a worthy sight. During the three years that I had been visiting the Chan Clan house at Tanjung Minyak I never saw them bloom.
Momsie is not a keen orchid grower. She has no orchid plants of her own. A decade ago, Dai Lo found them young orchid plants at his shop in Pantai Kundur and brought them home for Momsie.
It is sad to grow orchids and having to wait such a long time to see them bloom.
Last Qing Ming, it suddenly bloomed in vigour. It was a sight of happiness, blossoming cheers and applause.
Hope we do not have to wait till Margaux is sweet 16 when it next bloom.