So red lava rock + hemp?Yes, maybe linden !
Four years between two flowerings. The growth of emersonii is very slow as hangianum.
I don't have particular secret for emersonii.
I just have a special culture for paphiopedilum.
I use organic materials for substrate and fertilizer.
My substrate is :
- 3 part of 'chips of coco'
- 1 part of 'paillis de chanvre'
- 1 part of 'pouzzolane'
- 1 part of 'sphagnum'
I fertilize with organic fertilizers for citrus or tomatoes " bio "
I never use chemical treatments or synthetic fertilizers ; always " bio " !
It's special and I have good results.
Chips de coco :
Paillis de chanvre :
Aaaaaaand I just went blind from all this beauty. Guessing these are wild-collected though...?"Beautiful emersonii. I have not seen one with such perfection in a long time. The fact it has the short stem points to the original emersonii and not the vietnamese strain."
I am not sure that can be used as an ID for source location, since the emersonii in Vietnam varies greatly, all shapes and sizes , length of spikes.This youtube below is just from one orchid garden in Vietnam.
I had one in the past the flower is so close to the leaves that it could not even present itself properly.
We may have to ask Canh to confirm wether all of the emersonii in Vietnam are tall
My apologies if my comment contained an offensive suggestion; I’m used to cactus forums, where stuff is often from the wild.