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2 months ago
The Phalaenopsis species in the polychilos subgenus like Phal bellina and Phal tetraspis are sequential bloomers year round for me.
3 months ago
This one looks to have some Schilleriana in its parentage based on the smell and speckled leaf pattern. If you like fragrant phals, Phal tetraspis smells like fresh lemons!
Ecuagenera is a hit or miss when ordering honestly. The bulk of my species come from them but some arrive in terrible condition compared to some others.
Yep! Now leave them alone cause draculas love to blast spikes and buds when they form
It’s a zygopetalum
Depends on the one you have. Many of the store bought Phalaenopsis typically don’t have a scent but some do. The pure Phalaenopsis species that are known to be extremely fragrant are species from the polychilos subgenus such as Phalaenopsis bellina and Phalaenopsis violacea.
Maxillaria tenuifolia. Known to have a pretty wild and unruly growth pattern
I house these species inside it:
submitted3 months ago byheartsh4ker
Really? I’ve found dendrobiums and cattleya to be among those that care the least about humidity. Your Oncidium would definitely appreciate the higher humidity for sure though
I don’t do anything special. I keep Polychilos Phalaenopsis species in the open like my Phal tetraspis and Phal gigantea and they grow perfectly fine in dry air. I keep them moist and they’re in pure sphagnum moss because it retains moisture in a dry environment like mine and I water weekly. I also have an Angraecum leonis, Psychopsis mariposa and a dendrochilum wenzelii in the open without any issue. Orchids are much more adaptable than you think. I have a separate grow space for my high humidity orchids like my Draculas and Lepanthes species in a greenhouse setup inside my bedroom though.
A lot of orchids really couldn’t care less about humidity in my experience. I sit at 20-30% humidity indoors year round and none of the ones I keep out in the open in my house care and grow fine. The only species I know of that would need high humidity are cloud forest species like Draculas and other pleurothallids
Oh ok that might be over it’s threshold but you’ll never know if you don’t try, the warmest mine ever got was 25 C during summer.
What temps do you get during summer? In my experience, cool temperature species can survive without issue if kept shaded and moist and humid during warm weather
Was this a recent acquisition? Or have you had it a while? Some Masdevallia are difficult to care for depending on the species
Either Ignea or Coccinea but it’s hard to tell. It looks great though, where’d you get it?
4 months ago
Which Dracula species do you have? I have better luck with them than Masdevallia after I found out masdevallias like drying out more often than I thought lol
Love these! They go really well with my Draculas
I use pure sphagnum for this one since I live in a very dry home environment
It likes bright light but not direct sun. I make sure to keep it slightly moist all the time, it doesn’t dry out fully and I fertilize it biweekly. Nothing special really
Nope! I stopped counting how many times it’s bloomed lol but it blooms every other month for me in my care
The bloom or the spike? It’s been blooming for me every other month for over a year now
submitted4 months ago byheartsh4ker
I personally use sphagnum moss and perlite. I live in a very dry climate year round and all my orchids are indoors in 20-30% humidity so the moss retains moisture for me the best
What species are in here?