It might be true, hard to bloom, but I have Psyche X kolopakingii that I got from a dead friend. Of course being dead he wasn't able to take the best care of the plant Anyway, it came to me as a 2 growth, mature plant. After repotting, watering and fertilizing, it took off. Two years later, it looks like it is in bud and each mature growth put out 2-3 new starts. So it's a 7 or 8 growth plant and spiking. I'm not saying that every plant listed on Ebay has the same history as this plant but I do have other similar crosses and they all do the same thing with the exception of Paris, no blooms.:clap: very nice ! Those brachys x poly are said to be hard to bloom. Once in a while I see one of those on Ebay, sometimes with 7+ growths , that obviously have never bloomed !
Any culture tips ?
The leaf span is 18" and the flower spread is 5" -- the leaves look more like niveum's in pattern and shape. It's a pretty plant, but this is the first flowering -- it has growths, and most of them are mature. I've had it for about two years, as wasn't sure if it would ever bloom for me. I had it outdoors under shadecloth last summer, and now I'm growing it under 4" fluorescent lights in my basement "greenhouse."How does this one run in terms of flower and plant size? I mean, kolos are huge, and nivs are tiny . . .