Thanks Happy. Mine is doing “ok”, even had (has?) a couple blooms, but I think I will bring it up in the light spectrum a bit. I want mine to look like Rich’s one.If you find a way to keep it in the pot, let me know! I'm constantly pushing the new growths back away from the rim of the pot, blocking their path with clothes pins and sturdy labels, and generally fighting to keep it contained.
My plant is in dire need of repotting and I think I'm going to have to divide it since I've got it in the largest shallow "bulb pan" style pot I could find. I've got nothing bigger now. It's quite a lovely species and as you can see, it's very floriferous when well grown!
And to interject, the main two cultural tips I have for this species are:
- I don't ever let this species dry out, even a tiny bit. It stays practically sopping wet at all times.
- It seems to prefer very bright light. Doesn't necessarily need full sun and it will grow and bloom without any direct sun, but odds are good it will do better if you can get it into a bright spot.
ha thanx and funny... the note about the plant being a great grower was because we know that some of these plants just do grow better than others... if we happened to get one, and don't grow any other examples, we think WE'RE great growers !!!Wicked cool plant! (And a nice humble brag.)
I have a younger one, from Woodstream I think. Any culture tips you want to share?
Funny I do exactly the same thing with labels... what I finally figured out was that planting depth in the pot can be our friend... so the pot rim acts as a container... when I move this one up to the next size. That is the plan..If you find a way to keep it in the pot, let me know! I'm constantly pushing the new growths back away from the rim of the pot, blocking their path with clothes pins and sturdy labels, and generally fighting to keep it contained.
I hear you! Working from home has been great for me. I spend my commute and “dress up” time watering. I can read and type and even Zoom with a bit of mud on my shins and no one cares. I am not looking forward to heading back down the hill every morning.Thanks,
I'd like watering every day, but time is my limiting factor...