- Jun 7, 2006
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This plant was purchased from Maj Orchids back in 1981. It was given to me by an older guy I help out with his greenhouse every so often.
paphjoint said:Nice one - I find sukhakuliis hard to grow
Rick said:They aren't automatic for me either Uri. Which is weird since there reputation is to be so easy. From spreading them out around the green house I have found the ones that do best are in the lowest light (1000 fc) with consistent warm and very humid air. I've been switching them to a more acidic substrate, and now I'm trying a mix with sand (which has been noted in their native soil according to Cash's book).
Just today I was wondering if many barbata (found in more forest/mulchy conditions than other paph species) may actually need a root warmer during the winter. Decomposing mulch generates a good amount of heat even during the winter.
What do you think?