Culture tips please?
For sure it is very difficult and long to get the peat wet again after such a long rest period, and it is the main reason why I would like to change their substrate next season. Moreover, when the peat is finally wet again, I am always afraid that the tubers will rot. So I will try akadama and kanuma.These flowers are absolutely stunning. I don't grow such species but am always fascinated by their flowers. Furthermore I read they would be hard to grow. When I read your growing advice I'm wondering how you get the peat wet again after such a stong dry period? Do you always repot before the growing season starts?
Yes, I live in France and the plant is blooming actually.
Did you ever see them in the wild in your country? There are real beauties among this genus.
Yes, I see them all the time including your species. In fact, I posted some photos of a few species you can see near where I live which you can see here -
This is for Eric. Today I went out with a few local orchid fanatics looking for native terrestrial orchids. There were quite a few Sun Orchids (Thelymitra) in flower. These are so hard to identify to the species level and there was much debate about what each one of these was. So with absolutely...www.slippertalk.com
I grow some too. I have a hybrid that is easy to grow and flower. I recently bought some tubers of the species ixioides.