- Nov 15, 2017
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I’ve wanted to succeed with this plant for so long. I had given up ever managing it. They always died on me. In 2017, I could not resist trying again with a seedling from Hausermann’s open house. I mean, it was like $4 with the open house discount. Teeny tiny tuft of just-deflasked nothings. I just figured I’d gamble once again. I stuck it into my slipper terrarium situation, as you can see in the photos. The temps get into the 40sF in winter and 90sF in summer. I water about every 5-7 days, RO/K-lite. Leslie’s photos of his surprise Sophronitis buds made me check mine. It seems to have two leads and matures 3 growths per year and… oh my god, there’s a frickin’ BUD. I’m in shock. I’ve never even seen one blooming in person. I’ve never repotted this tiny thing from its original couple bits of bark and there’s LECA in it too. I wasn’t sure what size it needed to be to bloom, scale is always tough to gauge in photos, and most of the blooming plants appear bigger than mine. I’m just so excited to see this; I was craving Cattleya last year; turns out, I had one all along!