I had them both growing in a bark mix until last Summer when I put them in S/H. They seemed to do OK, and I was pleased to see 2 spikes on hookerae and one on barbatum. But one of the hookerae's spikes' bud started dying, so I unpotted it to find that the roots were not doing so well. I repotted it in my "new" mix of diatomite/CH/sponge rock/charcoal, and it seems to be reviving. When the barbatum is done blooming, I'll check the roots and if necessary, that will go into the diatomite mix, also. If the roots are good, it will stay where it is. I'm growing my Paphs in my sunroom, supplemented by 2' fluorescent lights in plant stands I made out of wooden stands from the "Hold Everything" catalog -- I don't think they carry them anymore.Rick said:I think that's the first hookerae posted on the site. Since there have been allot of coments about how hard this one is, you are now obliged to give us all your culture secrets on this one.oke:
That's a great barbata too.
Not at all. Way at the base of the growths there is a little reddish pigment, but very little. Is "significant anthocyanin" characteristic of hookerae or volonteanum?Bob Wellenstein said:Indeed a nice photo and plant of the hookerae, the flower has characteristics of var volonteanum. Is there any significant anthocyanin marking at the base of the plant?