Thanks for your reply. It was a picture of medusae that enticed me to try my first bulbo. Even in my imagination, I can't dream of ever owning one like that. I have two of them and just hope I can keep them alive and growing......and some day, possibly blooming. I have never seen one, except in pictures, but now I am dreaming about mine looking like that, although I will be happy just to see it bloom.
I have one planted in a very pretty low bowl but I think it does not have proper drainage, it stays damp too long, so I will need to repot it. I don't have rockwool, but I will try bark with about 1/4 perlite....and a different pot. Does that sound about right?
How old is your plant? How long do I need to wait to see a bloom? I have one with 4 small bulbs, doing well, and one with 5 bulbs which is not happy. I need patience, I know. Anyone growing orchids needs patience, but sometimes it is difficult. If I knew where I could find a larger plant, almost ready to bloom, I would buy it.
Thanks, again, for posting that beautiful photo.
paphioboy. I like your suggestion. I would try it your way if I could find that plant. Do you think Uri would ship me his?
Yep that's the one!!! You're certainly on the way!Thanks for the info!Hi Grandma
I think it was the same picture that did it for me -- it was in the AOS in the early 80's the plant fromes Jones and Scully had 110 inflorescences - it got an CCM an 90 Points
I've had it for a bit more than two years now it was already quite big when I bought it-- once the plants start to thrive it'll grow very fast and even be difficult to contain in a pot.